Understanding the Colorado CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

45 credit hours every three years

Credit Format:

All credits may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

38 hours General
7 hours Professional Responsibility
*At least 5 hours in Legal Ethics or Legal Professionalism
*At least 2 hours in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI)

BEGINNING January 1, 2023: the seven hours devoted to professional responsibility must include the following:

At least two credit hours in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusivity, and at least five credit hours in the areas of legal ethics or legal professionalism. All actively licensed attorneys who are required to comply with Colorado’s CLE requirements—in all compliance periods—must comply with this requirement.

Compliance Deadline:

December 31st

Reporting Deadline:

January 31st

Reporting Information:

Colorado is a self-reporting jurisdiction. Attorneys need to submit their credits through an online affidavit at the Colorado CLE Track website, or by mailing the affidavit in to the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.

Colorado does not permit carry over credits.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

The initial compliance period for newly admitted attorneys includes the remainder of the year in which they are admitted plus the three subsequent calendar years.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Colorado Supreme Court
    Board of Continuing Legal and
    Judicial Education
    1300 S Broadway, Suite 510
    Denver, CO 80203
  • Numbers (T) (303) 928-7771
  • mail cleinfro@csc.state.co.us

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