CETL Training

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CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) Foundation Course is a facilitated online course that prepares practicing or aspiring education technology leaders for the CoSN CETL examination leading up to the credential. Interactive sessions are 60-90 minutes each week and are held over an 11-week period.The course is led by CETL certified and experienced ed tech leaders who have completed a CoSN Facilitators Training Course.


Read the course syllabus with more information on our instructors. 

NEW! 2018 Fall Facilitated Classes Announced!  

Are you interested in achieving the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) certification? The CETL Foundation Course teaches you the fundamental principles of CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills – the basis of the CETL certification.

Be prepared by taking a facilitated class led by experienced, CETL certified instructors! To ensure that we offer the best possible environment for facilitated virtual learning, the summer class is capped at 20 participants with a minimum of ten enrollees. 

Class Schedule

Study Module

Classes start at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Classes start at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. 




Jim Stewart, CETL
Cory Stokes, CETL
Cody Spendlove, CETL
Kathleen Webb, CETL
Rick Gaisford, CETL
Frankie Jackson, CETL
Kevin Schwartz, CETL
Introduction 9/25 9/27
Skill Area 1: Leadership and Vision 10/2 10/4
Skill Area 2: Strategic Planning 10/9 10/11
Skill Area 3: Ethics and Policies 10/16 10/18
Skill Area 4: Instructional Focus and Professional Development 10/23 10/25
Skill Area 5: Team Building and Staffing 10/30 11/1
Skill Area 6: Stakeholder Focus 11/6 11/8
Skill Area 7: Information Technology Management 11/13 11/15
Skill Area 8: Communication Systems Management 11/27 11/29
Skill Area 9: Business Management 12/4 12/6
Skill  Area 10: Data Management 12/11 12/13


Each class is contingent on having at least 10 enrollees and is capped at 20 students. Please register soon to reserve your spot! 


Course Pricing Member Non-Member
Educator $699 $899
Corporate $899 $1,099

Note: Go to Taking the CETL Exam page for information on CETL Exam. The exam is not included in the cost of this facilitated course.