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Step 1. Individual

Register as an Individual

Important Note: The Colorado Department of Education does not issue credentials to businesses, schools, school districts, or any entity other than individuals. Leave the setting of the question above on "Individual." (The business option shows up here only because it's a requirement of other Colorado agencies that use this licensing system.)

If you are here on behalf of a school, school district, or any other entity, register your account under your legal name. Do not register using the name of your organization.

If you attempt to register as a business, your account will be closed and any applications submitted under that account will become null and void.

Past CDE Contact

If you have had any direct or indirect interaction with the CDE you may already be in our database. These interactions may have included:

  • Having already created an eLicensing account (Only one account per person, per lifetime is permitted)
  • Holding a current or expired Colorado credential
  • Sending fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for licensing purposes
  • Sending test scores to CDE

Is there a chance you're already in our database?