Colorado

Last Updated

3/6/2024

Total CEU hours Required“15 hours per year 30 hours every 2-year renewal cycle (see rule 8). If a chiropractor has been licensed for a period of 12 months or less before the first renewal of their license, they are not required to complete CE for that renewal. If a chiropractor has been licensed for longer than twelve months before the first license renewal period, only 15 CE credit hours are required for that renewal.”
Total Hours 30
Duration (months)24
Distance Credits Allowed“10 hours, 20 hours of additional CE hours if DC holds animal chiropractic authority”
Accepts PACENo
Accepts CCENo
Program CriteriaContinuing chiropractic education program sponsors need not apply for nor expect to receive prior Board approval for a formal continuing chiropractic education program. The number of creditable hours may be determined by counting the contact hours of instruction and rounding to the nearest quarter hour. The Board relies upon the integrity of the program sponsors to present continuing chiropractic education that constitutes a meritorious learning experience and complies with C.R.S., 12-33-116 and 12-33-111. If during an audit it is discovered that a sponsor has falsified information regarding the course, the sponsor may be required to have all future courses pre-approved. Course content is limited to scientific subject matter basic to the field of the healing arts (contact board for list). Offerings in the promotion of practice building or office management shall not be approved for CE. Instructors must be qualified to teach the course outlined. The licensee must maintain in his/her own file, the date and hours of attendance, synopsis of the course content, and the qualifications of the instructor. (See Rule 8)
Other NotesFour hours record-keeping and and documentation over 2-year renewal period. Each actively licensed Colorado chiropractor is required to maintain “Health Provider Level Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation” (CPR), as provided by the American Heart Association or substantially similar nationally or internationally recognized organization.
Sexual Boundaries TrainingNo
AIDS TrainingNo
Out-of-state reqNo
Out-of-state Required Hours10 or 20 if animal Chiropractor
Accepts Uniform Continuing Education formN/A
Auto ApprovedYes
Link to state regulation pagehttps://dpo.colorado.gov/Chiropractic/CE