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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!

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

  • New Rules of Regulation: Effective March 30, 2016, newly aligned Rules of Regulation for Educator Preparation and Licensing have been adopted, affecting certain licensing endorsements in Colorado. Please view our Endorsement fact sheet (PDF) for a brief summary of the major changes and schedule for implementation. As a result, effective March 30, 2016, the Rules of Regulation for the Ages 5-21 Special Education Generalist endorsement have been updated. View the Special Education Generalist Rules Revision Memo (PDF) to learn more..
  • Educator Preparation and Licensing Rule & Content Assessment Alignment
    The Office of Educator Preparation and Licensing engaged in a process to solicit feedback and recommendations relating to the alignment of Colorado educator preparation and licensing rules and educator licensing content knowledge tests with current initiatives, state statue and best practices.
  • Colorado Educator Licensing Application Fees Increase – March 1, 2016
    In November 2015, the Colorado State Board of Education approved a moderate increase in the fees associated with the evaluation of applications for educator licensure. This increase is necessary in order to sustain the rising costs associated with the day-to-day operation of the Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure.

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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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