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Colorado Teacher Licensure

Welcome to the Colorado Teacher Licensure page!  You are encouraged to work towards completing your renewal requirements one to two years prior to your license expiration date to prevent risk in employment. If you have additional questions, please contact your Credentialing Consultant. 

Alternative Teacher Certification

Applying for an Alternative Teacher License:

What are the requirements?

According to Colorado’s Department of Education, in order to get an alternative teaching license an individual will need:

  • Complete a four-year bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university
  • Pass CBI and FBI criminal history background checks
  • Determine the content area you want to teach and if you are qualified
  • Obtain Position and Agreement

For more details on these steps click here.

Where can I apply?

To apply for an alternative certificate click here.

Looking for additional information? Contact a Credentialing Consultant


Colorado Teacher Licensure

Use the links below to locate information regarding Colorado certifications, licenses, and permits:

Department of Education FAQ's - Click Here

Alternative License Available - Click Here

Renewing your License - Click Here

Cost Related to License - Click Here

Reciprocity - Click Here


To visit the Colorado Department of Education Website -  Click Here