Decertifying Misdemeanors


Conviction of any of the following misdemeanors (or their equivalent federal, other state, or local municipal code ordinances) will cause your certification to be revoked.  Per § 24-31-305 C.R.S., an individual may not be certified if convicted of any of the following misdemeanors (or their equivalents), but may request a variance to allow certification under POST Rule 8 – Process for Seeking Exemption from Statutory Certification Restriction.

Visit the digital Colorado Revised Statute library to view full statute.  

An individual convicted of any felony may not be certified in Colorado.

Please Contact POST Compliance Manager Cathy Rodriguez at with questions regarding these charges.

Revised 9/25/17

C.R.S.                   Cite
18-3-204               Assault in the third degree
18-3-402               Sexual Assault
18-3-404               Unlawful sexual contact
18-3-405.5            Sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist
18-3-412.5            Failure to register as a sex offender
18-6-403(3)(b.5)  Sexual exploitation of a child (as it existed prior to July 1, 2006)
18-7-201               Prostitution prohibited
18-7-202               Soliciting for prostitution
18-7-203               Pandering
18-7-204               Keeping a place of prostitution
18-7-302               Indecent exposure
18-7-601               Dispensing violent films to minors
18-8-102               Obstructing government operations
18-8-103               Resisting arrest
18-8-104               Obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical services provider, rescue specialist, or volunteer
18-8-108               Compounding
18-8-109               Concealing death
18-8-111               False reporting to authorities
18-8-113               Impersonating a public servant
18-8-114               Abuse of public records
18-8-117               Unlawful sale of publicly provided services or appointments
18-8-201               Aiding escape
18-8-204.2            Possession of contraband in the second degree
18-8-208               Escapes
18-8-208.1            Attempt to escape
18-8-212               Violation of bail bond conditions
18-8-304               Soliciting unlawful compensation
18-8-305               Trading in public office
18-8-308               Failing to disclose a conflict of interest
18-8-403               Official oppression
18-8-404               First degree official misconduct
18-8-503               Perjury in the second degree
18-8-611               Simulating legal process
18-8-612               Failure to obey a juror summons
18-8-613               Willful misrepresentation of material fact on juror questionnaire
18-8-614               Willful harassment of juror by employer
18-8-802                Duty to report use of force by peace officers
18-9-111                Harassment
18-9-121                Bias-motivated crimes
18-18-404              Unlawful use of a controlled substance
18-18-405              Unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, or sale
18-18-406              Offenses relating to marijuana and marijuana concentrate
18-18-411              Keeping, maintaining, controlling, renting, or making available property for unlawful distribution or manufacture of
                                controlled substances

Misdemeanors Affecting Certification pdf