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General Requirements for All Licenses & Authorizations

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Content Exams

PRAXIS exams

Career & Technical Education

Alternative Preparation and Licensure

Additional Services

Other Requirements

Information for Out-of-State Applicants

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Step 1: Review the Application Checklist
to ensure you meet all requirements before you apply!

Step 2: Log In to COOL


Step 1: Review renewal requirements for professional licensees

Step 2: Go directly to the Application Checklist to submit a complete and proper application


Already submitted an application? Log in to COOL to check the status and see the submission date of applications currently being reviewed.


The latest information/news about educator preparation and licensure.

Colorado House Bill 22-1220 has numerous implications around education preparation for candidates and programs. Visit this webpage for more information about stipend programs, licensure options and demonstration of content competency!

  • The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) presents the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE), a common language of ethics developed by educators for educators that can support and guide decisions regarding professional practice. Ideal for in-service training or professional learning communities (PLCs). Get started with the following resources:
    • MCEE video features the educators who helped develop the MCEE and speaks to the importance of the code and its application in the classroom
    • DistruptEd is a two-part video conversation with Troy Hutchings and Phil Rogers about the Code of Ethics (Part 1 and Part 2)
    • Contact NASDTEC at with questions or comments.