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Special Service Provider Intern Authorization

Preparing to Apply

Am I in the Right Place?

This checklist is for applicants seeking an intern authorization. If you already hold or have held an intern authorization and have been unable to complete your program due to unforeseen circumstances or hardship, this authorization may be renewed one time for an additional year.

( View More Information About the Intern Authorization )

Plan Ahead

  • You will need electronic copies of all documentation.
    ( Get Help with Document Scanning )
  • Allow ample time to request any third party transcripts or other documentation.

Application Fee:

$90.00 in-state

Authorization Expires:

1 year from date of issue



  • Submit fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
    • If you already hold a valid, CDE-issued educational credential and have consistently maintained an active credential (authorization or license) since you submitted your fingerprints, you can skip this step. We reserve the right to evaluate your application for adherence to the fingerprint requirements and will notify you by email should any follow-up be needed.
    • If you have submitted fingerprints for CDE credentialing in the past, but allowed all credentials to lapse and have held no active credential for a period exceeding 1 year, you must submit a new set of fingerprints.

    View Fingerprinting Instructions )


  • List the names and addresses of the colleges/universities you've attended.
  • Complete sections A and B of the Intern Verification Form.
    • Forward the packet to the school district or BOCES providing the internship.
    • The school district must return the completed and signed form to you so you can include it with your online application.

( Download the Intern Verification Form )


  • Within the application you must include employment history for at least the past 5 years.
    • Include employer/business name, dates of employment, reason for leaving, work addresses, supervisor names, and contact information.
    • Include teaching experience from more than 5 years ago, if you have it.


  • If applicable, obtain supporting documentation on the following:
    • Past criminal history
    • Disciplinary actions
    • Any issues related to licensure or employment

    View Self-Disclosure Requirements )

Register and Apply

Once you have gathered all of the information listed above, you are ready to begin the online application process! Just register for the eLicensing system or, if you are already registered, log in. Then, select the Intern Authorization application to get started.

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For questions, email or call 303-866-6628.