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. 

2019 Facilitated Classes 

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.

If you would like to be in a collaborative and supportive cohort to study for the CETL® certification exam, the CETL® Foundation Course is for you. Sign up today! 

Register now for a Fall 2019 class! 

Study Module

Session 1:

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm Eastern Time 

Session 2:

Thursdays at 3:00 pm Eastern Time




Jim Stewart, CETL®
Cory Stokes, CETL®
Cody Spendlove, CETL®
Kathleen Webb, CETL®
Frankie Jackson, CETL®
Richard Platts, CETL® 
Introduction 9/17 9/19
Skill Area 1: Leadership and Vision 9/24 9/26
Skill Area 2: Strategic Planning 10/1 10/3
Skill Area 3: Ethics and Policies 10/8 10/10
Skill Area 4: Instructional Focus and Professional Development 10/15 10/17
Skill Area 5: Team Building and Staffing 10/22 10/24
Skill Area 6: Information Technology Management 10/29 10/31
Skill Area 7: Communication Systems Management 11/5 11/7
Skill Area 8: Business Management 11/12 11/14
Skill Area 9: Data Management 11/19 11/21
Skill  Area 10: Data Privacy and Security 11/26 12/5


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 more information. The exam is not included in the cost of this facilitated course.