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CDE-approved Course Appropriate for Licensure Renewal


13.01(C)(2)(c): Passed a CDE-approved district or BOCES reading course or a course appropriate for license renewal and passed the end of course assessment of learning


Educators will submit evidence of meeting the evidence-based training in teaching reading requirement to the CDE through the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system.

Important Dates for Teachers

August 1, 2022: evidence-based training in teaching reading must be completed

August 15, 2022: documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system


All teachers who teach in kindergarten through grade three, must complete the training by August 1, 2022 to meet the deadline. In subsequent years, teachers hired after June 1, 2022 must enroll in the READ Act teacher training as soon as they receive their district email address. Teachers are expected to complete the training without delays so as to not impact the distribution of READ Act per-pupil dollars to the local education agency.

District Duties/Tasks

  • District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement. 
  • District reports this information to the CDE upon request.

Teacher Duties/Tasks

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.

  • Teacher submits all required components of the application. 

    • Required application components: certificate of completion that includes the number of content hours, syllabus or outline, scored end of course assessment, submission worksheet parts 1, 2, and 3

  • If the course is approved, the teacher receives a certificate of approval of completion from the CDE.

  • Teacher submits his/her certificate of completion through the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system. 

    • For detailed instructions on submitting documentation to COOL, click here.
  • Teacher receives and saves a copy of documentation from the CDE that demonstrates the “READ Act designation” attached to their CDE file. 

  • Teacher notifies the district that he/she has met this requirement and provides the district with documentation.

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