Career & Technical Education

Applications for Program Approval and Re-approval



Application Closeout Procedures

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

New application forms for 2017, discard prior versions

Application for CTE Program Approval (MS Word Document 150 KB)

2017 Program Re-approval Application (MS Word Document 139 KB)

Approved Program Amendment form
(MS Word Document 26 KB)


Guidelines for Approvals and Re-approvals

A school district or BOCES seeking approval or re-approval for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program must complete the appropriate application. Electronic submission is required.

  1. A separate application must be filed for each CTE program seeking approval or re-approval.
  2. A re-approval application must be reviewed and processed by the State Education Department for each program originally approved or re-approved. Successful re-approval is necessary in order to continue awarding the CTE endorsements on diplomas.
  3. An application will not be processed unless all information is provided and the appropriate official has signed it.
  4. Questions regarding the completion of the CTE program approval or re-approval application may be directed by e-mail to emsccte@nysed.gov or by calling (518) 486-1547.
  5. 2017 Change in submission requirements: The application form must be submitted electronically (MSWord document only). Additionally, all supporting documents must be sent electronically, (as PDF files). As in the past, the application package should be sent to: emsccte@nysed.gov; a paper copy of the application form with original signature must be 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


Last Updated: October 25, 2017