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Approval in Colorado

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

  • Provider Info:

  • Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
  • Next Renewal: Aug 31, 2021
  • Total Requirement: 40 credit hours required; All 40 may be earned with CE-credit.com.

Applies To:

  • Colorado Social Workers
  • Colorado Counselors
  • Colorado Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Colorado Addiction Counselors

CE Learning Systems can be used to acquire CE hours or PDH for renewal of licensure.
One CE hour is equivalent to one PDH.

Renewal Info:

Licensees should accrue at least 40 PDH during each 2-year renewal cycle.

No more than 20 PDH may be accrued in a single PDA category during a 2-year renewal cycle.

A maximum of 5 hours may be carried from the last renewal cycle to the next cycle, if the hours were earned within 3 months of the renewal cycle and are in excess of the required 40 hours.

Example: A licensee accrues 48 hours within the 2-year renewal cycle—an excess of 8 hours. Five of the excess hours were accrued during the last 3 months of the cycle. The other 3 were accrued earlier in the cycle. The 5 hours earned in the last 3 months can be carried into the next renewal cycle.

Documentation (e.g. certificates) of the 40 PDH should not be sent to DORA unless specifically requested to do so. If a license has been lapsed or a licensee is selected for an audit, verification documentation is required.

Certain license and certificate types are not to participate in the CPD program. These types are:

  • Certified Addiction Counselors Level I (levels II and III do participate)
  • Psychologists
  • Unlicensed Psychotherapists

PDA Categories that can be used for credit:
(1) Coursework
PDH may be accrued for credit for the coursework category through continuing education. A total of 20 PDH may be accrued in the Coursework category. Our online/web courses fall under this category.

(2) Independent Learning
PDH may be accrued for credit for the Independent Learning category through: Reading Journals and professionally relevant literature. A total of 20 PDH may be accrued in Independent Learning activities during each 2-year renewal cycle. Our book courses fall under this category.

Board Contact Info

DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies)
1560 Broadway, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: 303-894-7855
Toll Free: 1-800-886-7675
Live chat: http://www.dora.state.co.us/pacific/chat/chat_test_edo.html
Available Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST
[email protected]
https://dpo.colorado.gov/SocialWork
https://dpo.colorado.gov/ProfessionalCounselor
https://dpo.colorado.gov/MarriageFamilyTherapy
https://dpo.colorado.gov/AddictionCounselor

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please let us know!

DORA uses the term credit hours to refer to continuing education credit hours. Our system normally refers to CE credit hours. On CE-credit.com these terms may be considered synonymous.

Contact Info

DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies)
1560 Broadway, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: 303-894-7855
Toll Free: 1-800-886-7675
Live chat: http://www.dora.state.co.us/pacific/chat/chat_test_edo.html
Available Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST
[email protected]
https://dpo.colorado.gov/SocialWork
https://dpo.colorado.gov/ProfessionalCounselor
https://dpo.colorado.gov/MarriageFamilyTherapy
https://dpo.colorado.gov/AddictionCounselor

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Colorado:

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.