CoSN CETL Resources

ACPE CETL™ Resources

  • Support in hosting study groups in your region
  • 10% discount on study materials
  • ACPE Listserv access for CETL forums
  • CETL testing site at ACPE’s annual conference in May

CoSN’s The Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO (revised 2018) is a helpful reference for the domains and knowledge in this certification.

ACPE and CoSN are working together to develop leadership capacity within our membership.

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.

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 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. The CETL examination is aligned directly with the Framework.

To view a directory of Certified Education Technology Leaders and/or download a printable guides for the CETL™ program, visit the CoSN website.