This page lists the steps your organization will complete to serve as a Designated Agency in Colorado. It also includes links to resources that help you complete each step.
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Always confirm you have the latest version of the Designated Agency Guidelines
Pass the informal pre-screening process with CDE
- Receive a link to the electronic application from CDE
- Gather all required documentation
- Complete the Designated Agency online application
CDE will evaluate your application using the Quality Indicators published in the Designated Agency Guidelines
The State Board of Education grants final approval for all Designated Agencies
Once your program is approved, participate in:
- Annual engagement
- Reauthorization process