Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials
You work hard to achieve excellence as a Zoning Enforcement Officer. You put a great deal of time and effort into educating yourself on the most up-to-date rules, regulations, legal and technical knowledge to do your job well. The logical next step is professional certification.
During the 2021 Legislative Session, P.A. 21-29 was passed which requires that beginning on January 1, 2023 anyone appointed as a Zoning Enforcement Official must be certified and maintain their certification in order to be appointed.
This legislation does not state you must be certified by January 1, 2023. Please see homepage for a more in depth explanation and the Executive Boards Opinion on the issue.
In addition most municipalities in the State of Connecticut require that the Zoning Enforcement Officer either be currently certified by CAZEO or become certified (usually within a specified time period) once employed. Obtaining certification means that you have the credentials and have demonstrated the requisite knowledge of state statutes, the standards and practices of your profession, along with the skills required for you to effectively perform your job. It is also confirmation that you take your job seriously and that you strive to achieve a higher level of professionalism.
The CZEO certification is a certification that must be maintained. This includes active membership and continuing education credits per the policy adopted by the Executive Committee in 2017 and found on the website.
If you have not maintained your membership and credits, you are no longer considered CZEO certified and may not use the designation. Continuing to use the designation is a violation of the CAZEO Code of Ethics.