New Licensing Portal and Service Directory Launches

The Office of Behavioral Health’s new online Licensing and Designation Database and Electronic Records System (LADDERS) is live! Go to More information about LADDERS is available on our fact sheet.

LADDERS has two key functions:

  • A service directory for those seeking mental health and substance use services in Colorado. LADDERS has replaced Linking Care. Please update all references to Linking Care with LADDERS.
  • An online portal that allows mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers to apply electronically for a designation or license. Paper applications will no longer be accepted as of March 1, 2018. Provider user names and passwords may be requested through the website beginning Monday, Feb. 5. With a user name and password, a provider may sign in, update a directory profile and submit license and designation applications. Trainings will be available by webinar in the coming months.

If you have questions, please contact project manager Lorey Bratten at