CTE For Real

Welcome to Credentialing


Under the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) board rules governing credentialing, all secondary instructors who teach in a Colorado Community College System (CCCS) approved program must hold a valid credential. At the post-secondary level, CRS 23-60-304 indicates postsecondary CTE instructors must hold a valid credential. A credential ensures that the CTE program provides students with well qualified instructors possessing appropriate occupational and educational experience.


Find which credential is right for you - click here

CCCS Integrated Credential Guidance - as of June 2014

Apply for a Secondary Credential - CDE

(Secondary credentials are issued by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE)

Apply for a Postsecondary Credential - Contact Your Institutions Credentialing Officer

Apply for an Exception - Applying for an Exception

Find out more about credentialing rules and processes - Administrators' Handbook


Contact Information

David Barnes
Colorado Community College System
9101 E Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO  80230
Phone: 720-858-2811  
Email: david.barnes@cccs.edu