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About CEA-Retired

That's where CEA-Retired comes in. We seek to address the interests and needs of the growing number of retired professional educators in Connecticut. Membership in CEA-Retired provides you the opportunity to continue relationships with your colleagues,local associations, and CEA. CEA-Retired is the only Connecticut organization for retired education professionals officially affiliated with CEA and NEA.


State retirement laws determine the retirement allotments and benefits retired educators receive. The only way there can be a change in retirement is by the introduction of new, or modification of, existing legislation. CEA-Retired works hand-in-hand with CEA and in conjunction with the Connecticut Teachers' Retirement Board (STRB) to preserve, protect, and improve retirement pensions and benefits. CEA-Retired lobbies to maintain and improve retirement and health benefits for all public school employees. CEA-Retired works to:

  • Safeguard benefits by getting CEA-Retired members involved in grass-roots lobbying groups.
  • Propose and lobby for STRB benefit improvements.
  • Keep members informed of political and lobbying efforts.
  • Interview, evaluate, and recommend candidates running for political office by working with CEA Government Relations to carefully appraise candidates' positions on retirement issues.
  • Provide a great setting for retired members to see old friends and make new ones, while keeping abreast of what's happening in public education.

For more information visit our Politics page.



As a retired educator, you can maintain your state certification. A special form, titled Application for Continuation of Professional Educator Certificate is available on the State Department of Education Website, or by contacting the Department of Education:


Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Certification and Professional Development
P.O. Box 150471 - Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471



Two CEA-Retired members from each county are elected to serve as Representatives on the CEA-Retired Advisory Council in accordance with its Constitution and Bylaws. They are elected each year at the third round of county meetings in staggering terms. In addition, an alternate is elected each year at the third round of county meetings.

While the Constitution and Bylaws of CEA-Retired guide the organization's internal functioning, it is subject to approval by the CEA Board of Directors and CEA's governing documents. Two CEA-Retired officers, the President and Vice-President, serve on the CEA Board with the Secretary of CEA-Retired serving as a Vice-Chair.

Members annually elect voting delegates to the CEA Representative Assembly. Notices of these elections appear in the CEA Advisor sent to CEA's 43,000 members. Elections are conducted by the CEA Elections Committee.

CEA-Retired members annually elect voting delegates to represent them at the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) and the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Again, notices of these elections appear in the CEA Advisor with ballots also appearing in that publication.



  • CEA-Retired Advisory Council

    View our current Advisory Council members

  • CEA-Retired Bylaws

    Read the CEA-Retired Bylaws

  • CEA-Retired Constitution

    The CEA-Retired, an affiliate of the Connecticut Education Association, shall advance and promote the CEA programs for retired teachers

  • CEA-Retired Committees

    Standing Committees of CEA-Retired are appointed by the CEA-Retired President with the advice of the Advisory Council after the CEA-Retired Annual Meeting in May



Every three years CEA-Retired members elect its four principal officers. The President and Vice-President also are elected to serve as members of the CEA Board of Directors. Members of the Advisory Council are elected each year at the third round of county meetings in staggering terms. An alternate is elected each year at the third round of county meetings.

Members annually elect voting delegates to the CEA Representative Assembly. Notices of these elections appear in the CEA Advisor sent to CEA's 43,000+ members and ballots are mailed by first-class mail to all CEA-Retired members in good standing. Elections are conducted by the CEA Elections Committee.

CEA-Retired members annually elect voting delegates to represent them at the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) and the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Again, notices of these elections appear in the CEA Advisor with ballots also appearing in that publication.


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