Why Get Certified?

WETL is proud to offer unique assistance to Wisconsin Technology Leaders to help them earn their Certified Education Technology Leader credentials. Taking a cohort through CETL has numerous benefits including the following:

  • WETL cohorts are free for Wisconsin technology leaders
  • WETL will reimburse the cost of the CETL exam for WETL members who pass the exam
  • WETL cohorts are taught by CETL holders who are K-12 technology leaders in Wisconsin

For more information about joining a cohort, please complete the WETL CETL Cohort Interest Form.

Wisconsin DPI supports the CoSN CETL® Certification Exam to build digital leadership capacity and support local district leadership teams. For more information on this support please visit: https://dpi.wi.gov/imt/licensure

View the national Directory of Certified Education Technology Leaders to see who you can talk to about this certification.

The CETL certification process is the best professional development for school technology leaders. The framework really applies to the real job and covered everything I actually need to be a school technology leader. There is a very good balance between technical knowledge, management skills and K-12 educational concepts. The CETL certification can help technical IT staff learn about management and educational programs and also helps educators learn more about the technical IT concepts. I couldn’t imagine doing my job effectively as a technology director  without this training.

Brian Casey

Director of Technology, Stevens Point Area Public School District

Completing the CETL process gave me a chance to affirm where I was strong, and gave me a chance to grow in areas that I use less often. I would recommend completing the CETL process to anyone who wants to grow in their professional role as a Educational Technology Leader. 

Robert Smiley

CIO, School District of Janesville

Completing the CETL certification has not only increase my knowledge in the core framework of CoSN, but also offered me network opportunities across the state and country. I have been able to participate in speaking at other CETL cohorts through WETL to help new leaders become certified. I was also elected to the national CoSN Board in March of 2023!

Sarah Radcliffe

CTO, School District of Altoona

Exam Preparation

WETL has developed a local study group to prepare WI Educational Technology Leaders for the CETL exam. This program will be offered twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall to prepare for exams. This study group is a collaborative partnership with WETL, DPI, and business partners. If you successfully complete the prep course and the exam, your test completion expense will be reimbursed through this partnership. This study group will be facilitated by a current CETL and will feature many other CETL recipients to prepare you to become a Certified Educational Technology Leader.

Express Your Interest to Participate in Our Next CETL Study Cohort!

Days Until the Next Potential CETL Exam








December 7, 2023

Wisconsin Dells, WI

The next opportunity to take the CETL exam in Wisconsin will be in conjunction with the Slate Conference.  Registration at the conference is not required to take the test. Exact time of the test will be determined at a later date but will happen in the evening after the conference sessions
WETL is an institutional membership organization open to K-12 school districts in Wisconsin. Other education agencies and interested parties may join as affiliate educators or affiliate corporate members. If you are interested in learning more about district membership or affiliate opportunities, please let us know by filling out the contact form to the right. Thank you!

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