Renew a Teaching License in CO
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How do I renew a teaching license in CO?
Visit the Colorado Department of Education site for more details on re-licensure, official forms for relicensing in CO, and the teaching license renewal process. All applications require that you obtain and upload items such as official transcripts, worksheets and/or signed documents.
What state requirements does a teacher in Colorado need to meet for renewal?
A valid professional license may be renewed every five years or an expired professional professional license or an expired certificate may be renewed with an equivalent of six semester hours of credit or 90 clock hours of professional development renewal activities (online courses) earned during the validity (from the issuance date to the expiration date) of your professional license.
Teachers in CO take RenewaTeachingLicense.com semester hour courses with Adams State University, a regionally accredited university, to help meet state requirements for renewing a teaching license in Colorado.
Use these downloadable checklists for details and the process of renewing a teaching license in Colorado.
Renew a Teacher License
Renew a Substitute Teacher Authorization
Renew a Special Services Provider (SSP) License
Renew a CTE Authorization
Renew a Principal License
Renew an Administrator License
* Please note: The administrator license is not for principals (see section above).
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How do I contact the CO Department of Education?
Contact the Colorado Department of Education
Educator Talent – Licensing Office
6000 E Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
Call Center 303-866-6628
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of July 1st, 2020 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.