CTLE in Applicable Schools

Educators who hold one or more of the following certificates and practice in an applicable school (i.e., school district, BOCES, or nonpublic school) must register and complete the CTLE requirement.

  • Professional certificate in the classroom teaching service
  • Professional certificate in the educational leadership service (i.e., School Building Leader, School District Leader, or School District Business Leader)
  • Teaching Assistant Level III certificate

The following table specifies which employment settings are considered practice in an applicable school, requiring educators who are subject to CTLE to complete CTLE while practicing in the employment setting.

New York State Employment Setting

Would an educator who is subject to CTLE and employed in this setting need to complete CTLE?

BOCES

Yes

Charter School

No

Early childhood setting (e.g., daycare center, early intervention agency, Head Start, nursery school, preschool, school-based child care program, state-approved preschool special education (4410) program, UPK)

No

Native American School

Yes

Nonpublic school, which includes religious and independent schools

Yes, as of October 17, 2017

An organization that has a contract with a school district (Students with Disabilities and Speech and Language Disabilities experience only, such as SEIT, SETSS, and speech therapy)

Yes, if practicing in a school district, nonpublic school, or BOCES

Public School

Yes

State-operated schools and state-supported (4201) schools (e.g., NYS School for the Blind, NYS School for the Deaf)

No

Special Act School District

Yes

State-approved private school (e.g., 853)

Yes, as of October 17, 2017

Last Updated: June 24, 2021