There are many professions and business types that need to be registered with the Department of Regulatory Agencies in the State of Colorado. Don’t confuse this with registering for a business license or incorporation – those type of registrations still need to be done, too. The professions and business types that need to register with the Department of Regulatory Agencies carry special requirements that need to be met.
As an example every doctor or insurance agent needs to register as well as banks or credit unions. There are special regulatory and reporting requirements that the State (not just the state of Colorado) requires before one can work in such a profession. One reason as an example is public safety so that John Doe cannot just pretend to be a heart surgeon and starts operating people’s hearts and eventually kills them because in reality he is plumber by trade.
If you are not sure if you need to register with the State of Colorado or if you need a special license for your profession, be sure to consult the online version of the Colorado Business Resource Guide for more information on general business requirements. There you can find information related to your business and the proper requirements to be able to work in the State of Colorado in your professions. You can find the Colorado Business Resource Guide on the website of the State of Colorado:
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/OEDIT/OEDIT/1154721645662 (please note that this link can change as it is out of our control)
Also, it is very important that additional local regulations may apply to your situation. It is highly critical that you check with your city or county licensing department to avoid any issues that could affect the way you work or do business. You also need to know that when you working within certain city or town limits, the city/town regulations (if there are such) supercede the county regulations. This does not apply to State level or Federal requirements.
Example: CNA License Requirements in Colorado
If you are a CNA (Certified Nursing Aide) there is a whole bunch of regulations and requirements you need to be aware of. The State of Colorado has the so-called “Mandatory Nurse Practice Act”. The requirements defined in this act specifiy that nobody may practice as a professional nurse (RN) or practical nurse (PN) without a valid Colorado license or temporary permit. The link below goes to the website of the State of Colorado with sub-links to all necessary sections that apply to nurses who want to work in the State of Colorado.
You can also apply online for your license. There are 2 ways of becoming licensed as a CAN in the State of Colorado. Please read the sections about “examination” and “endorsement”.
Disclaimer: Please note that state regulations can change at any time and the information here might be outdated. We have provided proper links to the state website. Please make sure to check with the State of Colorado first when in doubt.
Recommended reading: Who can become a CNA in Colorado – click here