Welcome to Professional Services and Educator Licensing
Pardon our dust! Our website is undergoing a few updates. Please continue to check back regularly for new and exciting customer-focused portal enhancements.
On July 18, 2014 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. the CDE Educator Licensing Offices will be closed for team professional development. Please make note of the time and if you are planning on coming in to the office for support please plan to come after 11:00 a.m. If you wish to send us an email during this time you may send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding and support!
On June 11, 2014, the Colorado State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the dance endorsement rules. Distinguished guests including Cleo Parker Robinson provided public comment in support of the rules. Now that the rules have been approved, the CDE Educator Licensing Unit will begin developing procedures for educators to follow to obtain a Dance endorsement. Once these procedures are available, we will send notifications via email and website announcements. Please stay tuned for more details on this exciting opportunity as they become available!
Apply for Licenses and Authorizations
Select a link below to apply for a license, a renewal of a license or an authorization.
This is for applicants who have completed an approved educator preparation program and are applying for the first time for a Colorado teaching, special services, principal, administrator or director of special education license.
This is for applicants who are renewing a current or expired Colorado educator license.
This is for applicants who serve as a day-to-day substitute teacher in any Colorado school district.
This is for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and want to prepare to be a teacher or principal but have not completed an approved preparation program.
This is for applicants who hold a Colorado Initial license and have completed the requirements for a professional license.
This is for applicants seeking a second or subsequent endorsement to their current Colorado educator license.
This is for applicants who meet the educational and occupational qualifications to teach in an approved Career and Technical Education program.
This is for applicants who have not yet met the requirements for a Colorado Initial Educator License but provide specialized academic content or are enrolled in an approved educator preparation program.
- Softcopy Certificates
- Reciprocity and Interim Authorizations
- Content Test information
- Induction and professional development
- Apply for a Teacher Exchange
- More resources...
Application Processing Status
We're currently processing applications received on or before the following dates:
|Renewal of Initial:||07/15/14|
|Renewal of Professional:||06/23/14|
|Initial to Professional:||07/13/14|