Colorado - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Teacher Licensure Renewal
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Different requirements are necessary for each type of license: initial, professional, and master.


An Initial License may be renewed once for a period of three years for applicants who have not completed the requirements for a Professional License as specified in sections 3.05, 3.06, or 3.07 of these Rules, as appropriate. The State Board of Education may renew the licensee’s Initial License for one or more additional three-year periods if an initial licensee is unable to complete an induction program for reasons other than incompetence. A renewal request shall include an application for renewal, payment of the required fee, and a statement concerning the circumstances related to the applicant’s inability to complete an induction program.

A Professional Teacher, Special Services, Principal or Administrator License and endorsements may be renewed for a period of five years upon submission of an application for renewal, the fees and completion of professional development activities that will aid the licensee in meeting the standards for professional educators as prescribed in section 12.02 (2) of these Rules. To be eligible to renew a professional license, the holder shall complete such on-going professional development activities within the period of time for which the professional license is valid.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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