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Submitting Documentation to Receive READ Act Designation

To submit documentation to the Colorado Online Licensing System (COOL) that demonstrates a teacher has met the READ Act evidence-based training in teaching reading requirements, the teacher will need to follow the appropriate directions below. 


CDE-provided Online Training

If a teacher completed the CDE online training "Building a Strong Foundation: Developing Early Literacy Skills" through Pepper, he/she will want to follow the directions below to link his/her account in Pepper to their account in COOL, so his/her certificate of completion will be sent from the Pepper system over to COOL.

  • Log in to his/her COOL account.
  • Select “My Profile”.
  • Select “Designations” in the Credential section of the profile.
  • Select the “Link My Pepper Account” link and follow the instructions.
    • The link will take him/her to Pepper
    • Log in using his/her Pepper account credentials
  • Upon successful completion of this process, a confirmation statement will appear in the green bar beneath the “Link to Pepper” instructions.

All Other Pathway Options

For all other pathway options, follow the directions below. 

  • Log in to his/her COOL account
  • Select “My Profile”.
  • Select “Designations” in the Credential section of the profile.
  • Select “Add Designation”.
  • Click “Yes, Confirm”.
  • Click “Yes” under “Do you wish to be evaluated for the READ Act designation?”
  • Complete a short application and upload his/her documentation (certificate of completion or transcript).

OR

  • Log in to his/her COOL account
  • Select + Designation to add the READ Act designation (under “Actions”)
  • Click “Yes, Confirm”.
  • Click “Yes” under “Do you wish to be evaluated for the READ Act designation?”
  • Complete a short application and upload his/her documentation (certificate of completion or transcript).