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Advisory List of Professional Development Programs--Teacher Selected


13.01(C)(2)(e): Successfully completed a training program included on the department’s advisory list of professional development programs created pursuant to C.R.S. 22-7-1209(2)(c) 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 (COOL) system.

Important Dates for Teachers

August 1, 2022: evidence-based training in teaching reading must be completed

August 15, 2022: documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system


All teachers who teach in kindergarten through grade three, must complete the training by August 1, 2022 to meet the deadline. In subsequent years, teachers hired after June 1, 2022 must enroll in the READ Act teacher training as soon as they receive their district email address. Teachers are expected to complete the training without delays so as to not impact the distribution of READ Act per-pupil dollars to the local education agency.

*If a teacher has taken a course from the CDE Advisory List of Professional Development independent from a district, they will need a CDE-approved certificate of completion to submit to the Colorado Online Licensing System.

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.

  • Teacher completes the training and takes the end of course assessment earning a passing score.
  • Teacher submits documentation received from the vendor via CDE form to obtain an approved certificate of completion. 
    • Documentation will include:
      • Any certificates provided to demonstrate participation and completion of the course including an End of Course certificate.
      • Provide a copy of the scored end of course assessment or documentation from the vendor that includes the final score on the assessment.

Submit Documentation 

  • Teacher receives a CDE-approved certificate of completion.
  • Teacher submits his/her certificate of completion through the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system.
    • For detailed instructions on submitting documentation to COOL, click here.
  • Teacher receives and saves a copy of documentation from the CDE that demonstrates the “READ Act designation” attached to their CDE file.
  • Teacher provides the district with documentation of successful completion of course requirements.

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