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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.

Colorado CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement45 credits every 3 years
Categories
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.

38 General
5 Professional responsibility
2 Equity, diversity, and inclusivity
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineJanuary 31
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Colorado attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.
CarryoverCarryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsAttorneys submit an online affidavit.

Colorado CLE Requirements

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.

Colorado-licensed attorneys are required to complete 45 credits, including 5 professional responsibility credits and 2 EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusivity) credits every 3 years.

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  • 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.

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

No, carryover credit is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

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

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

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

Resources

The Colorado Supreme Court Board of CLE 

600 17th Street,  Suite 520-S 
Denver, CO 80202 
303-928-7771