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Direct Certification

Determining children eligible for free school meal benefits, based on documentation obtained directly from appropriate state or local agencies or other authorized individuals, without the use of a free and reduced price school meals application.

Direct Certification Trainings

  • Direct Certification Regional In-person Training
    • Required for new staff only; highly encouraged for  IT/technology staff working with Direct Certification.
    • Four (4) hours of annual training hours. 
  • Direct Certification Online Training  - coming soon for 2018-2019.
    • Direct Certification training is required for new users only. 
    • Training registration is no longer required
    • Two (2) hours of annual training hours.
    • Certificates of completion are required to be emailed to Rachael Burnham

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For additional information, contact Rachael Burnham.


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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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