Site Index | CDE Offices | Staff Directory

Educator Preparation, Licensing and Enforcement

Welcome to Educator Preparation, Licensing and Enforcement

The Office of Educator Preparation, Licensing and Enforcement is a resource for questions and information about educator preparation, alternative educator preparation, educator licensing and educator backgrounds, fingerprints and enforcement. We look forward to serving you and we thank you for being an educator in Colorado!

Apply for Licenses and Authorizations

Learn How to Apply - In State and Out of State

Already Submitted an Application?

eLicensing Online System


Look here for the latest information about educator preparation programs and licensure.

  • Need Help? We want to help you! Please contact customer service by email at or call 303-866-6628 for educator preparation, licensing or enforcement help.
  • Office Closure on July 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m for an all staff meeting and training. The phones will not be available at this time. Please call us before 9:00 a.m. or after 11:00 a.m. or send us an email at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Hard Copy Licenses will no longer be available from CDE beginning July 1, 2015. Due to low demand and increased printing costs, this option has been eliminated. Please review the Credential Delivery page to learn more about eCredentials.

  • Minority Recruitment and Retention ReportRead a study and executive summary of minority teacher recruitment and identified strategies to increase and improve the recruitment, preparation, development and retention of high-quality minority teachers.
  • Licensing Statute, Rule & Content Assessment Alignment: The office is engaging in a process to solicit feedback and recommendations relating to the alignment of Colorado educator licensing rules and educator licensing content knowledge tests with current initiatives, state statue and best practices. Get involved.

More News...

Quick Links


Contact Us

Professional Services & Educator Licensure
6000 E Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
Contact Licensing

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
Contact CDE