Certification Overview


2020 Bronze Certification Requirements

Complete 1 Equity Toolkit in action
9.1 Optimize for Equity

Complete at least 1 action in each of the categories (1-9).

Successfully complete actions totaling 200 or more points.


2020 Silver Certification Requirements

Complete 3 Equity Toolkits in action 9.1 Optimize for Equity.

Complete at least 1 action in each of the categories (1-9).

Successfully complete actions totaling 400 or more points.


Note: Actions, points, and certification point thresholds are for 2020 and may change for future certification cycles.

Certification of your Municipality

  • Register your community for Sustainable CT. There is no obligation to apply for certification in the same year you register.
  • After you register your community, begin work on Sustainable CT actions, and apply for certification in any year your municipality is ready. Certification lasts for 3 years. For example, for communities certified in 2019, certification lasts until December 31, 2022.
  • You must complete one action from each of the nine action categories and achieve the point thresholds listed above to receive either Bronze or Silver certification. Many Sustainable CT actions have variable points, which means there are several ways to complete the action. All you need to do is achieve one of the designated point levels listed for that action to consider it complete. Of course, the more you do, the more points you earn.

  • If you choose to apply for certification in 2020, please note the key dates below. For submission dates, materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Contact for assistance with completing actions and applying for certification.

    • April 28, 2020 (encouraged): Optional submission deadline to receive initial feedback on actions completed. It is not necessary to submit actions in all categories. This review process is a great opportunity to receive feedback on any actions you have completed (even partially) and will help you prepare for the final application submission deadline in August.

    • August 25, 2020: Final submission deadline for the 2020 certification cycle.

    • Early November 2020: Final decisions on certification levels by the Sustainable CT Certification Review Team.