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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. At present, the Licensing Office offers 31 various applications for educator authorizations, credentials or licensure.

Four primary license types – teachers, principals, administrators and special services providers – are issued with one or more of 60-plus endorsements, pending license type and applicant qualifications. In addition, 12 types of authorizations, including 34 different Career and Technical Education (CTE) credentials are also offered.

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The Licensing Office is now part of the Educator Talent Unit. Learn more about Educator Talent.

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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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