Certificate of Employability

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2020 YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO DO CERTIFICATE OF EMPLOYABILITY ONLINE!

PLEASE VISIT THE BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAOLES WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

 

Effective October 1, 2009, Connecticut Full or Provisional (Certificate of Employability) will be available to individuals who are no longer on probation or parole.

 

PROVISIONAL PARDONS (Certificate of Employability)

The act authorizes the Board of Pardons and Paroles to issue provisional pardons to remove certain barriers or forfeitures to offenders obtaining employment or an occupational license due to the conviction of crimes named in the provisional pardon (Certificate of Employability).

The act allows the board to issue a provisional pardon (Certificate of Employability) any time after sentencing to a person who applies for one or who is under the board’s jurisdiction if (1) the person was convicted of a crime in Connecticut or another jurisdiction and resides in the state and (2) the relief in the provisional pardon may promote the public policy of rehabilitating ex-offenders through employment and is consistent with the public’s interest in safety and protecting property.

Criteria For CoE:

A Certificate of Employability (COE) is for employment and licensure purposes only. This does not erase your criminal history. You may apply to the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BOPP) for a Certificate of Employability only if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of the State of Connecticut

  • You have a criminal record (from any state or federal jurisdiction)

For those individuals who have recently completed a sentence (discharged) or are on parole or special parole, the following applies:

  • If you are currently under supervision with the Department of Correction’s Parole and Community Services Division, you must have successfully completed 90 days of supervision;

  • If you have recently successfully completed your sentence (discharged,) are not currently under supervision, have no new arrest(s) and have been in the community for a minimum of 90 days.

If any of the following apply, you are not eligible to apply for a COE:

  • You are currently incarcerated;

  • If you had a case “nolled” within the previous thirteen (13) months, you are not eligible to apply for any type of pardon, including a COE, until the nolle has cleared.  A nolle remains for a period of thirteen (13) months after the date of disposition by the court;

  • If you are currently on Probation and have more than 90 days of supervision left (you must apply through your probation officer.)

 

Call 860-823-1571 or contact us today for an appointment for assistance on submitting the Certificate of Employability form. (fee applies for the assistance)