LADDERS—OBH’s New Online Application and Service Directory System

Update: LADDERS is live at

The Office of Behavioral Health will be releasing a new online substance use disorder licensing and mental health designation application system and service directory in January 2018. LADDERS (Licensing and Designation Database and Electronic Records System) will replace as the service directory for those seeking substance use and mental health services in Colorado.

With the rollout of the LADDERS system, OBH will no longer accept paper application submissions for licensing or designation processing. And all application payments will be made online through the system. 

OBH licensed and designated providers will need to:  

  • Verify agency information and make any necessary updates
  • Attend one of the scheduled trainings to receive more information and ask questions.

For further inquiries or questions, please contact Lorey Bratten through email at