Steps to renewing your certification:

  • Initial Teacher Certification Renewal
  • The Colorado Initial Teacher Certification is valid for 3 years and may be renewed more than once if you have not yet completed a teacher induction program.

    • Download the renewal application, Here.
    • Include a non-refundable application fee in the form of check or money order made payable to the Colorado Department of Education.
    • Complete the application with Oath and Consent form.

    Send to this address:
    Educator Licensing
    Colorado Department of Education
    201 E. Colfax Ave.
    Suite 100
    Denver, Colorado 80203

    If you have more Questions, Call (303)866-6628

  • Professional Teacher Certification Renewal
  • The Professional Teacher Certification is valid for 5 years. If you wish to renew this certification, you will need to:
    • Complete 6 semester hours of Continuing Teacher Education, OR 90 clock hours of Professional Development
    • Download renewal application, Here.
    • Include non-refundable application processing fee in the form of check or money order made payable to the Colorado Department of Education.
    • Include Official Transcripts of the coursework you completed.

    Send to this address:
    Educator Licensing
    Colorado Department of Education
    201 E. Colfax Ave.
    Denver, Colorado 80203

    If you have more Questions, Call (303)866-6628

Learn about the requirements of another state by clicking on one of the state certification links to your left.

Request information from schools by clicking on the links or school logos below.




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