Colorado Department of Education Licensing & Fingerprinting

For all teaching/certified positions, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE):

- Conducts a fingerprint background check

- Issues teaching licenses based on this background check

- Communicates arrests to each district throughout employment

27J also conducts a criminal background check at the time of hire. CDE requires fingerprints completed by a certified law enforcement agency.

For CDE licensure, the submission process to CBI has changed: Fingerprinting occurs through a CBI vendor. Connect to the vendor here.

CDE Licensing Office