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 may also Email Us or call (703) 327-2733 x110 with any questions! 

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Eligibility Requirements

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

The CETL Framework

The CETL 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 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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Other CoSN Resources you might be interested in: Superintendent Self-AssessmentDistrict Leadership Team Assessment, CETL Certification Flyer, CTO Evaluation Rubric, CTO Interview Questions, CTO Job Description, CTO Self-Assessment, and References & Resources