The Council on Education of the Deaf is a national organization sponsored by five major national organizations devoted to quality education for all deaf and hard of hearing individuals. CED maintains high standards for certifying teachers working with deaf and hard of hearing students in all educational settings and CED standards are linked to Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards as well. Individuals who have successfully completed an accredited CED teacher preparation program are eligible to apply for this certification.
Provisional Certificate (Initial)
For first-time applicants who have completed a CED Accredited Teacher Preparation Program.
Minimum 3-years experience teaching deaf or hard of hearing students).
To obtain or renew your Provisional or Professional certification
1. Fill out the CED Teacher Certification application
2. Submit transcripts as required. Transcripts may be submitted directly by your college or university either by mail, or electronically using this form.
3. Mail completed application, transcripts as required and the required fee, to:
Council on Education of the Deaf
PO Box 976
North Kingstown, R.I. 02852
$50.00: Provisional (Initial)*
$75.00: Professional and Renewal
*Group rate: for applicants who, upon graduation from a CED Accredited Teacher Preparation Program, apply as part of a group, the fee is $40.00 per individual. Checks must be submitted together or by one check from the program.