When are my Colorado CLE credits due?
When do I report CLE compliance?
How do I report compliance?
These are some of the questions that we hear everyday when we speak to our attorneys. We know that many of you have questions about your CLE compliance. The information is not always easy to find and the state bars don’t always make things easy.
For that reason, we have created a CLE FAQ for many of the states around the country, including a CLE FAQ for Colorado attorneys. Attorneys in the Centennial State are required by the Colorado CLE Board to complete their CLE obligation every three years. Luckily for attorneys in Colorado, they may complete their entire CO CLE requirement through online and downloadable CO CLE courses.
Top Colorado CLE Questions
What are the mandatory CLE requirements in Colorado?
Colorado attorneys must complete at least forty-five (45) CO CLE credit hours every three years.
How many online Colorado CLE courses can I take through Attorney Credits?
All forty-five (45) CLE credit hours.
How do Attorney Credits’ CLE courses qualify for CLE credit in Colorado?
Online CLE courses are considered to be Home Study Credits in Colorado. Colorado attorneys may satisfy all CLE requirements through Attorney Credits’ online courses. To receive CLE credit for any home study course, a Homestudy Affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education (Colorado CLE Board). Every Colorado attorney was given a Homestudy Affidavit from the Colorado Supreme Court upon admission to the bar, or subsequently with an address change.
How is CLE compliance reported to the Colorado CLE Board?
If you have already completed your CO CLE requirement, the Colorado CLE Board will send you a confirmation e-mail during the last year of your current compliance period. If you have not completed the CO CLE requirement, the CLE Board will send you an email with information and guidelines explaining how to remedy your CLE deficiency. This email will be sent in May of the last year of your current compliance period. In November, a final notice will be sent to you if you have not complied at that point.
Does Attorney Credits report my CO CLE hours completed to the CO CLE Board?
Attorney Credits does not report your compliance to the Colorado CLE Board. While CLE sponsors are required to retain CLE attendance records, CLE sponsors may not file CLE compliance information on behalf of an individual Colorado attorney.
What if I don’t report my Colorado CLE compliance by January 31?
If you fail to complete the required CO CLE units at the end of your compliance period, your final Affidavit may be accompanied by a specific plan for curing the CLE deficiency within 119 days (17 weeks) after the date that the final affidavit is issued. When filed, the CLE deficiency plan must be accompanied by a make-up plan filing fee. The CO CLE Board will determine the amount of the fee annually. The CLE deficiency plan will be deemed accepted by the CO CLE Board, unless within 14 days after the CLE Board’s receipt of the final affidavit the Board notifies the attorney that the plan has been rejected. Full completion of the CLE make-up plan will be reported by the attorney to the CLE Board no later than 14 days following the 119-day period.
Who can I contact for more information about CO CLE?
For more information about CO CLE, please call the State Bar of Arizona at (303) 928-7771. You may also contact Attorney Credits support via email or telephone. For further assistance and information about Colorado CLE, please call our Support Center at (877) 910-6253 or visit our support page on the website.
Attorney Credits offers CLE for Colorado attorneys. Attorneys may complete CO CLE courses in the following media formats: streaming video & audio, MP3 and video download (MP4). Completing courses online saves you time and money, and many attorneys are impressed with the ability to complete CLEs from the home, office or on-the-go. We also offer MP3 Player and USB Stick compliance packages that come pre-loaded with all 45 required CO CLE credit hours.
For more information about CLE in Colorado, please click the following link: Colorado CLE.