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COSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) Foundation Course

Date & Time
october 15, 2018 -
november 18, 2018

Online Platform
NYSCATE-Online, NY 11111
United States

Pricing & Registration





Online Facilitated Foundation Course



Pre-Conference CETL Bootcamp



Proctored CBT Exam



Note:  When all three items are purchased, the pre-conference boot camp is offered at no cost.

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COSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) Foundation Course


NYSCATE is excited to offer…


Goal:  Increase access to COSN CETL content and certification for CTOs across New York State

What:  Online Facilitated Foundation Course

When:  September 24, 2018 – November 18, 2018


The Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL™) examination is a rigorous, two-part exam that identifies those who have mastered the framework skills and knowledge needed to bring 21st-century skills to schools. The exam is a true measure of today’s education technology field. The CETL program is also professional development to enhance the knowledge of learning technologies. 
Superintendents who have encouraged CETL certification report these benefits: 

•     Stakeholders see that they are committed to the highest standards in administration.
•     They hire and promote only the most skilled and knowledgeable educational technologists.
•     Their districts keep current on latest trends and best practices in education technology.
•     Asking for CETL demonstrates commitment to their employees’ professional growth.
•     The technology team skills are well matched to the job requirements of their positions.



Eligibility Requirements


Effective October 1, 2017, all applicants must complete an application process to be determined eligible to sit for the CETL exam.   A link to the application is sent to candidates upon purchasing the exam registration.


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 and Vision
  • Understanding the Educational Environment
  • Managing Technology and Support Resources

If candidates do not meet the minimum education requirements, they must have at least seven years of demonstrable experience. Additional consideration will be given based on professional development and certifications. To be deemed eligible using these criteria, candidates must appeal in writing to the Certification Governance Committee (CGC) with an explanation of their experience. Send this appeal to: Certification Governance Committee, Consortium for School Networking, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005. A pdf of the signed appeal may also be emailed to


All those seeking or holding the CETL designation must agree to abide by CoSN’s CETL Candidate and Certificant Code of Conduct and Terms of Confidentiality. Feel free to contact the certification team with any questions about the certification program, or simply refer to the CETL Handbook.

Event Schedule

Skill Area 1: Leadership & Vision

Skill Area 2: Strategic Planning


Skill Area 2: Ethics & Policies


Skill Area 3:  Skill Area 4:  Instructional Focus & Professional Development


Skill Area 5:  Team Building & Staffing


Skill Area 6:  Stakeholder Focus


Skill Area 7:  Information Technology Management


Skill Area 8:  Communication Systems Management


Skill Area 9:  Business Management


Skill Area 10:  Data Management


Option #1 – Bootcamp (Full Day)


Option #2 – Proctored COSN CETL CBT Exam (2 hour)


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