Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Background Check

  • All students must complete field experience and student teaching as part of meeting program requirements for Colorado State licensure and must have a background check completed before they begin their field experience.

  • Check to see if you've met this CDE requirement:

  • Print and submit that web page along with your application if you show the requirement has been met.

  • If you have not met the fingerprint requirement, please contact the ASU Teacher Education program staff at or 1.800.662.3382 and a fingerprint card and information will be sent to you.

The fingerprint card, fingerprint processing fee, and information sheet must be submitted to:

ASU Rural Education - A.R.E.
208 Edgemont Blvd, Suite 3050
Alamosa, CO 81101

Note: CBI does not accept personal checks or cash, only the following forms of payment will be accepted: money orders, cashier's checks, Master Card, and Visa. If you would like to use a credit card our office can forward the appropriate form to be completed.