Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®)

For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL® certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district.
View our Directory of Certified Education Technology Leaders to see who you can talk to about this certification. You can also Email Us or call 202-524-8464 with any questions! 

Eligibility Requirements to sit for the CETL® Exam

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree plus four years of education technology experience. Education technology experience is defined as demonstrable experience in the three overarching skill areas of the Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO:
  • Leadership & Vision
  • Understanding the Educational Environment
  • Managing Technology & Support Resources

If candidates do not meet the minimum education requirements, they must have at least seven years of demonstrable experience. To be deemed eligible using these criteria, candidates must appeal in writing to the Certification Governance Committee (CGC) with an explanation of their experience. Please contact certification@cosn.org for more information.

Get to Know Current CETLs

Brian Borosh, CETL, Pennsylvania Pete Just, CETL, Indiana Maureen Chertow Miller, CETL, Illinois John Orbaugh, CETL, Texas Jeremy Shorr, CETL, Ohio

CETL® in the News 

August 25, 2016         The Changing Role of the CTO
February 2, 2015        What Can Ed Tech Certification Do for You

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