Post-Secondary Vocational Credentials

Post-Secondary Vocational Credentials

Under SBCCOE rules, all instructors who instruct in a CCCS approved CTE program must hold a valid CTE credential for the applicable program area. A credential ensures that the CTE program provides students with well qualified instructors possessing appropriate occupational and educational experience. The Vice President of Instruction, Chief Academic Officer, or designee at each postsecondary institution verifies that the instructor meets the criteria set by the BDOC for the CTE credential area.

There are two levels of postsecondary credentials: Part-time and Full-time. Criteria for each level will be determined by your credentialing officer and team.

A Full-time credential is required for instructors that teach 450 or more student contact hours annually from July 1 to June 30 within Colorado. Instructors teaching less than 450 contact hours must have a minimum of a Part-Time credential

There are two different types of credentials: Initial and Professional

 

All postsecondary credentials will be issued through the instructor’s home institution credentialing office and will be based on the criteria and rules and regulations set forth by the BDOC.

Initial Part-Time, Post-Secondary Credential Requirements and guidelines

  • This credential is a three year credential that is available to applicants who have not completed all of the criteria required for a professional credential
  • This credential will only be issued one time per applicant's lifetime
  • Must provide all requested forms
  • Official transcripts from all college institutions attended
  • High school diploma or transcripts if you have not attended college
  • The initial credential gives the applicant three years to complete the requirements for a professional credential
  • Upon completion of designated requirements

Forms Needed for Initial application:

Occupational experience verification form for all positions held within the last 7 years (5 for the health science programs) related to the field in which you are applying to teach:

  • An applicant with a related Bachelors degree or higher2,000 hours
  • An applicant with a related Associate’s degree or Industry license, certification or at the MINIMUM a high school diploma- 4,000 hours

**Please note: ANYONE APPLYING TO WORK IN THE HEALTH AREAS MUST PROVIDE 4,000 REGARDLESS OF THE DEGREE THEY HOLD**

  1. General Occupational Experience Verification formpdf (use if employed by someone or a company. this form needs to be filled out and signed by employer)
  2. Self-Employment Occupational Experience Verification formpdf (use if you own your own business or perform contract work)

1st Time Renewal of Part-Time, Post-secondary Credential Requirements, and guidelines

  • Issued with a five year term and is available to applicants who have completed the required criteria
  • First time renewals require one of three available EDU courses to be completed at least 6 months prior to the expiration date
  • Either EDU 250 or EDU 222 or EDU 266 (must provide official transcripts from institution where the course was completed as proof of completion)
  • In addition, the signature of the RRCC supervisor's signature is required on both the Cover Sheet and the Renewal Application
  • Every renewal after the first one will only require the signature of the RRCC supervisor on both forms.

Upon completion of your EDU course for the first time Part-time renewal, please order your official transcripts indicating completion of one of the above-mentioned EDU courses and request that they be sent directly to Carisa Lovorn:

Carisa Lovorn
Red Rocks Community College
Instructional Services, Box 35
13300 West 6th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
PH: (303) 914-6378
Carisa.lovorn@rrcc.edu

We can accept official transcripts via email directly from the institution, electronically (parchment) or U.S. Postal Service. In addition to the official transcripts indicating successful completion of one of the EDU courses, please submit the following forms:

  1. Cover Sheetpdf
  2. Renewal Applicationpdf

Initial Full-Time, Post-Secondary Credential Requirements, and guidelines

  • This credential is a three year credential that is available to applicants who have not completed all of the criteria required for a professional credential
  • This credential will only be issued one time per applicant's lifetime
  • Must provide all requested forms
  • Official transcripts from all college institutions attended
  • High school diploma or transcripts if you have not attended college
  • The initial credential gives the applicant three years to complete the requirements for a professional credential
  • Upon completion of designated requirements

Forms Needed for Initial application:

Occupational experience verification form for all positions held within the last 7 years (5 for the health science programs) related to the field in which you are applying to teach:

  • An applicant with a related Bachelors degree or higher2,000 hours
  • An applicant with a related Associate’s degree or Industry license, certification or at the MINIMUM a high school diploma- 4,000 hours

**Please note: ANYONE APPLYING TO WORK IN THE HEALTH AREAS MUST PROVIDE 4,000 REGARDLESS OF THE DEGREE THEY HOLD**

  1. General Occupational Experience Verification formpdf (use if employed by someone or a company. this form needs to be filled out and signed by employer)
  2. Self-Employment Occupational Experience Verification formpdf (use if you own your own business or perform contract work)

**Please note: ANYONE APPLYING TO WORK IN THE HEALTH AREAS MUST PROVIDE 4,000 REGARDLESS OF THE DEGREE THEY HOLD**