Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL)™

For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETLTM 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 or download a printable description of the CETL program for more information. You can also Email Us or call (202) 470-2780 with any questions! 

The CETLTM Framework

The CETLTM certification exam is based on The Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, which is the body of knowledge defining the skill areas critical to today’s education technology leaders. The Framework is divided into three primary areas:

  • Leadership & Vision
  • Understanding the Educational Environment
  • Managing Technology & Support Resources

Under each of these areas, the Framework further identifies specific responsibilities and the knowledge needed to perform these responsibilities in order to be a successful CTO in today’s educational environment. All questions on the exam are tied to the Framework.

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John Vaille, Chair, Certification Governance Committee

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation