Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification: Continuing Professional Competency

Jason D. Sunstrom, Division Wide Programs and Systems Director

Pursuant to section 12-43.7-107(1)(a), C.R.S., all active speech-language pathologists shall maintain and demonstrate continuing professional competency in order to renew, reinstate, or reactivate a certification to practice speech-language pathology in the State of Colorado. The continuing professional competency requirements began on December 1, 2014.

Continuing professional competency was created to help licensees assess their professional work, identify areas of growth and stay current with the profession. A detailed explanation of continuing professional competency can be accessed in the Continuing Professional Competency Manual found in the "Resources" section of this page. Certificate holders can meet the continuing professional competency requirements by one of the following three methods:

  1. Participation in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program;
  2. Qualifying for Deemed Status; or
  3. Receiving a military exemption.

Important Update

Speech-Pathology licenses for the 2016-2017 cycle expire 11/30/2017. Online renewals are currently open and may be accessed at

Unless qualified for Deemed Status, Military Exemption, or a Non-Military Exemption, active licensees are required to complete continuing professional competency before renewing their license.

An audit of compliance will be performed following the renewal period. Documentation should not be sent to DORA unless specifically requested.


Frequently Asked Questions

Continuing Professional Competency FAQs

Calendar of Events

Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification Calendar

Contact Information
Division Wide Programs
Continued Competency/Continued Professional Development
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2363 | Fax: 303-869-0329 | Email: