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Licensing Office

The Educator Talent Licensing Office provides Colorado educators with certification, by evaluating applications and issuing licenses and authorizations to qualifying individuals.

Four license types – teacher, special services provider, principal and administrator – are issued with one or more of 60-plus endorsements, pending license type and applicant qualifications. Twelve types of authorizations, including 34 different Career and Technical Education (CTE) credentials are also offered.

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The latest information/news about educator preparation and licensure.

  • CASPA Teacher Job Fairs - Registration for the CASPA (Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators) Southern Teacher Job Fair (March 23, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) and Denver Metro Teacher Job Fair (March 24, 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Bear Creek High School) is now open. Please visit the CASPA Teacher Job Fairs landing page for more information.
  • Learn more about the Teacher Oath Requirement (per Senate Bill 17-296)
  • Helping educators teach English Language Learners
    Since early 2017, the Colorado State Board of Education and CDE have been exploring potential professional development pathways to provide flexibility for new and current teachers to better serve students with English language education needs. Learn more about the proposed increase in professional development for all teachers.

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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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