SDE: 112 Foreign Credentials for Connecticut Certification

Foreign Credentials for Connecticut Certification - Fact Sheet #112

If you completed any postsecondary education outside of the United States, you must have your credentials evaluated by an agency currently approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education and meet current certification requirements, including coursework and assessments, as appropriate.

To obtain Connecticut certification, you must:

A. Submit a completed ED 170 General Application;
B. Submit a course-by-course analysis completed by a CSDE-approved Foreign Credentialing Agency of your college or university level general academic, subject area and program preparation coursework completed outside the United States along with official transcripts from any regionally accredited college or university you have attended in the United States;
C. Fulfill Connecticut assessment requirements; and
D. Submit appropriate verification of any teaching experience, including experience outside the United States, using an ED 126 Statement of Professional Experience, along with a copy of the government-issued certificate or license authorizing this service.

The forms may be downloaded from our website at:  www.ct.gov/sde/certapps.  A detailed description of each requirement follows below.

A. Certification Application:

To begin review of your certification request, you must submit the following to our office:

  1. A completed ED 170 General Application;
  2. Fee of $50 in the form of a money order, cashier’s check, or certified bank check, made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”; and
  3. Completed ED 126 Statement of Professional Experience, verifying any teaching experience in grades K-12 within the past ten years, along with a copy of the front and back of the government-issued license or certificate authorizing this service.  The ED 126 must be signed by the superintendent or head of the district, or by the Ministry of Education or other authorized agency.

Any document, including an ED 126 or teaching authorization, in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized translation of all information contained in the original.

B. Analysis of Foreign Coursework/Program Preparation:

The Connecticut Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification does not directly evaluate credentials from institutions outside of the United States.  Therefore, you must have your credentials evaluated by one of the evaluation agencies accepted by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Listed below are the names and addresses of the evaluating agencies accepted by the Connecticut State Department of Education.  We accept only original evaluations conducted by one of these agencies.  Each agency operates on a fee basis and will supply advisory, course-by-course interpretations directly to the requesting individual.  As fees vary and are subject to change, you must contact the organization directly for further information.  Please note that you must request that the approved evaluating agency mail one official copy of your evaluation directly to the Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification at P.O. Box 150471, Hartford, CT 06115-0471.


EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009, THE FOLLOWING FOUR FOREIGN CREDENTIAL REVIEW ORGANIZATIONS ARE APPROVED TO PROVIDE ANALYSIS OF EDUCATION COMPLETED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PURPOSES OF CONNECTICUT EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202-3470
Telephone:  (414) 289-3400
Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL  33173
Telephone:  (305) 273-1616
Website:  www.jsilny.com
Email:  info@jsilny.com
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 9203
College Station, Texas  77842-9230
Telephone:  (512) 528-0908
World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY  10274-5087
Telephone:  (212) 966-6311
Toll Free at 1-800-937-3895
Website:  www.wes.org
C. Assessment Requirements:

In addition to meeting all other Connecticut requirements, the following testing is required:

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests (Core), or a waiver based on SAT, PAA, ACT or GRE scores; and
  • The appropriate subject area tests.

Upon meeting all requirements except testing, you may be eligible for a one-year nonrenewable interim certificate with a deferral of Connecticut testing requirements. 

Information on subject-specific testing requirements is available in the Guide to Assessments for Educator Certification in Connecticut at www.ct.gov/sde/certapps.


The information contained on this fact sheet is subject to change without notice.

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