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Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials

Why Should You Get Certified?

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.

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.

In 2021, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act 21-19, which included language which requires that Zoning Enforcement Officers obtain certification from CAZEO. In 2023, an amendment to this Act was passed effective October 1, 2023 which requires any Zoning Enforcement Officer appointed on or after January 1, 2024 to obtain and maintain this certification.

You can view the complete language from these Public Acts as well as CAZEOs interpretation of what it means in the document linked below

2024 CAZEO Interpretation of ZEO Certification

Certification Process

Administrative Zoning Technician Certification

Certified Zoning Enforcement Official Certification

Case Study Submissions

For more information about the requirements to obtain Certification, please see the "AZT" and "CZEO" tabs from the website's main menu at the top of the page. 

CZEO Applications are accepted for May 1 and November 1 of each year. The dates of each application window will be posted here when they are made available. 



Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcment Officials


P.O. Box 2034, Manchester, CT 06455

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