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* * CDE will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. * *

Educator Preparation and Licensing News

NOTE - 9/14/15

  • The Licensing Customer Service Phones were down for a part of the morning. As of 10:00 a.m. on 9/14/15 they are back up and running. Thank you to all for your patience! 

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.

Extended phone wait times during summer

  • The customer service team is happy to help you; please know that this is our heaviest season and our phone wait times can be 10 up to 20 minutes long. We apologize for the long wait times and encourage you to access all of the information on our website or you may send us an email at We sincerely appreciate your patience and we look forward to serving you as quickly as we can.

Hard Copy Licenses

  •  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 Report

  • Read 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.

Renewal Fees for Added Endorsement

  • Coming Soon: When renewing a credential, the base application fee will include the credential and one endorsement. There will be an additional $20.00 fee for each endorsement being renewed beyond that first endorsement.

Mailing Transcripts is No Longer Required

  • As of 9/1/13, you no longer need to mail or bring in your official transcripts to CDE unless specifically requested to do so.* However, high quality scans of your transcripts do need to be uploaded into your eLicensing application. 
  • To provide some background, CDE does not file transcripts, scores or any other documentation on your behalf. We use these documents only to evaluate your application but we do not keep them on file. Please keep your transcripts, scores, and other documentation in your own personal files in case of audit or for use in future applications.
  • *We want you to have the fastest service possible! If you have been asked to mail documents to us, make sure to mail them to 6000 E Evans Ave, Building #2, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80222.


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Professional Services & Educator Licensure
6000 E Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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