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Applying for a License or Authorization

5 Steps to Applying for Any License or Authorization

eLisensure Process: 1. find your role here at the Educator Licensing site. 2. Review the appropriate application checklist. 3. Assemble and scan required information. 4. Register and log in to eLicensing to complete your application. 5. Receive your credential by email in 4-6 weeks

Preparing for eLicensure

Do not start an application until you've reviewed the checklist associated with the license or authorization you are seeking. All applications require that you obtain and upload items such as transcripts, worksheets and/or signed documents. You will not be able to complete your application without them.

I want to apply for a:

License Type: Authorization Type:

Teacher License

Substitute Teacher Authorization

Special Services Provider License

Note: special education teachers should complete the teacher application

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Authorization

Principal License

For building-level leaders (principal, assistant principal) who have completed an approved principal preparation program

All Other Initial Authorizations

Select one of the links below if you are seeking an authorization for the first time in one of these areas:

Administrator License

For district-level leaders (superintendent, director of special education or director of gifted education) who have completed an approved district-level administrator preparation program

* Please note: The administrator license is not for principals (see "principal" section above).

All Other Authorization Renewals

Select from the links below if you hold an authorization and would like to renew it:

Add an Endorsement to an Existing License

Select from the links below if you are seeking a second or subsequent endorsement to your current Colorado educator license in one of these areas: