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

The Office of Behavioral Health will be releasing a new online substance use disorder licensing and mental health designation application system and treatment service directory called LADDERS in January 2018. It will replace as the first stop for 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. 

Once the system is live, 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