MCLE - Colorado

Detailed jurisdiction information about MCLE regulations and general information accreditation of ABA CLE events, webinars, teleconferences, and on-demand CLE courses

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 45 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required:  7 hours of ethics credit per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 3 years

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: January 31

Compliance group: Varies by admission date. Attorneys report every 3 years after becoming licensed in Colorado. 

Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 50 and round general credits to the nearest whole credit, and round ethics credits down to the nearest 1/10th credit.

Attendance Reporting Procedure:

Colorado lawyers must complete an online affidavit form via the Supreme Court’s lawyer reporting site. and enter the course approval code found on attorney certificates of completion.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA applies for accreditation on a program-by-program basis and is approved in the following formats:

Approved ABA Live Program Formats 
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes) 
Live Webinars and Teleconferences

Approved ABA CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses

State Contact Information

Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center
Colorado Supreme Court 
Board of Continuing Legal Education 
1300 Broadway, Suite 510 
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 928-7771

A Note About MCLE Credit

The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.