Guidelines for Re-approvals

  1. A school district or BOCES seeking re-approval for a CTE program must complete the appropriate application. Electronic submission is required.

  2. A separate application must be filed for each CTE program seeking re-approval.

  3. A re-approval application must be reviewed and processed by the NYSED for each program originally approved or re-approved. Successful re-approval is necessary in order to continue awarding the CTE endorsement on diplomas.

  4. An application will not be processed unless all information is provided and the appropriate official has signed it.

  5. Questions regarding the completion of the CTE program re-approval application may be directed by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (518) 486-1547.

  6. Two versions of the application must be submitted: an electronic copy (MSWord document only) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and the original signature application and all supporting documents mailed to:

CTE Program Approval
New York State Education Department
Career and Technical Education Team
89 Washington Avenue, Room 315 EB
Albany, New York 12234

Approval is for five years. Agencies must reapply for approval at the conclusion of the five-year period.

Each January, agencies are notified of programs whose approvals are due to expire at the end of the school year. To insure continuity of approval, a completed re-approval application should be submitted by June 30 of that year. Submitted applications that are missing required information or documentation will be considered inactive, and the programs will be removed from the approved list on December 31. Inactive programs are not eligible to award the CTE endorsement.