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CDE-approved Course Appropriate for Licensure Renewal


13.01(C)(2)(c): Passed a CDE-approved district or BOCES reading course or a course appropriate for license renewal and passed the end of course assessment of learning


Educators will submit evidence of meeting the evidence-based training in teaching reading requirement to the CDE through the Colorado Online Licensing System. This system is anticipated to be “live” in late spring 2021.

District Duties/Tasks

  • District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement. 
  • District reports this information to the CDE upon request.

Teacher Duties/Tasks

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.

  • Teacher submits all required components of the application using the link below. 

  • If the course is approved, the teacher receives a certificate of approval of completion from the CDE.

  • Teacher submits his/her certificate of completion through the Colorado Online Licensing System. 

    • Anticipated date for licensing system to accept submitted certificates: late spring 2021
  • Teacher receives and saves a copy of documentation from the CDE that demonstrates the “READ Act designation” attached to their CDE file. 

  • Teacher notifies the district that he/she has met this requirement and provides the district with documentation.

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