Colorado CLE requirements

Whether you're an experienced Colorado attorney or newly admitted, here's what you need to know about Colorado’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

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Colorado CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement36 General
5 Professional responsibility
2 Equity, diversity, and inclusivity

Rule Change: Effective for the compliance period beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023, and subsequent periods, Colorado attorneys must complete 2 hours of EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusivity) courses as part of their professional responsibility requirement.

CLE compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE reporting deadlineJanuary 31
Approved Quimbee formats


CarryoverCarryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsColorado is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the Iowa Colorado Supreme Court. You may report your credit through Colorado’s online affidavit system with the course ID number on your certificate. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Colorado CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a Colorado-licensed attorney?

Colorado-licensed attorneys are required to complete 45 credits, including 7 professional responsibility credits, 2 of which must be EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusivity) credits every 3 years.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

Colorado attorneys can fulfill their requirement with any of Quimbee's on-demand courses. Quimbee does get select on-demand courses accredited in Colorado. All other courses can be individually applied for using Form 7 - Independent study activity (on-demand courses).

Form 1B - Live programs

Form 7 - Independent study activity (on-demand courses)

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend approved live programs, including in-person programs, teleconferences, webcasts, etc. 
  • Teaching an approved CLE program. Attorneys can earn up to 4 hours for every 50 minutes of teaching. 
  • Complete research activities. 
  • Complete independent study activities.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

Colorado CLE credits must be completed by December 31 of the reporting year.

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

No, carryover credit is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

I'm a new attorney. When do I report CLE credit?

Colorado attorneys who are in their first reporting period must complete 45 credits, including 7 ethics credits. The first compliance period begins on the date of admission or certification and ends on the 31st of December of the third full calendar year following the year of admission.

CLE compliance and reporting

When do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

Colorado attorneys must report their compliance by January 31st following the end of their compliance period.

How do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

CLE credits can be reported through Colorado’s online affidavit system with the course ID number that the sponsor will provide.

Self apply jurisdiction information

How to self-apply

For courses that have not been pre-approved, please submit Form 7 for Independent study activity (on-demand courses) to Colorado's Office of Continuing Legal Education.


Contact info

The Colorado Supreme Court Board of CLE 

600 17th Street,  Suite 520-S 
Denver, CO 80202