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.