Basic Certification Information
Connecticut has a three-tiered certification continuum that recognizes the progression of a teacher's professional career and issues
three certificates: the initial educator, the provisional educator, and the professional educator.
How to Obtain Information Regarding Certification
There are several avenues through which teachers may obtain information regarding certification:
Applicants may check on the status of their applications at any time through an interactive voice response (IVR) telephone service by
calling (860) 713-6969.
State Department of Education staff members are available by telephone for general technical support between 12:00PM - 4:00PM, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday at the telephone number listed above.
Applicants may put their specific questions in writing and mail or fax them to the Bureau of Certification and Professional Development.
The fax number is (860) 713-7017. The address is:
CT State Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Preparation, Certification, Support, & Assessment
P.O. Box 150471, Room 243
Hartford, CT 06115-0471
Teachers can email the State Department Certification Bureau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers may call the Connecticut Education Association office for assistance at (860) 525-5641.