CLE Requirements: The Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education requires attorneys to complete 45 credits, including 7 credits of professional responsibility, by December 31 every three years. The seven credit hours devoted to professional responsibility must include at least two credit hours in equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) and at least five credit hours in legal ethics or legal professionalism. All credits must be reported by January 31 of the following year. Compliance periods are determined by admission date. Consult the Colorado Supreme Court to determine your compliance period. No credits may be carried over to the next reporting period. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education website.
NEW! The Colorado Supreme Court adopted amendments to the rules and regulations governing continuing legal and judicial education in Colorado, effective July 1, 2021. Starting with attorneys with the three-year CLE compliance period that began January 1, 2021, and will end December 31, 2023, Colorado attorneys will need to complete at least two credit hours in equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) and at least five credit hours in legal ethics or legal professionalism. However, the total number of required CLE credit hours remains 45.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Colorado attorneys.
Completing Your Colorado Requirements with PLI: All PLI and SEC Institute products can fulfill Colorado's CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products. View all CLE programs approved in Colorado.
PLI is a Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: Attorneys must report their own attendance to the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education unless the activity takes place within Colorado. Please visit the Colorado Supreme Court website to submit an affidavit.