CCST Board

Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board

This Board establishes and maintains standards for Coroner education, training and certification in Colorado.

There are two requirements for newly elected or appointed coroners in Colorado:  

  • Attend the first available New Coroner's Institute, and
  • Within one year of election or appointment, obtain certification in basic medicolegal death investigation from a Board approved provider or obtain approval from the Board to use certification from an alternative provider.

The Board approved list of providers and the certification programs are:

  • Colorado Coroners Association:  Colorado Certified Death Investigator
  • American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators:  Registry Certification (Basic) or Board Certification (advanced)
  • American Board of Pathology:  Certified Forensic Pathologist

Ongoing in-service or continuing education requirements

Complete and submit the Continuing Education Application Form, which you can access below.  

Coroners are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education every year - January to December - and to report those hours to the Board no later than January 31st of the following year.  

  • Fill out a form and send it to the Board for each program attended. 
  • For a Conference, you must attach the complete agenda with the sessions you attended circled or highlighted and indicate the total number of hours attended. 
  • The Board approved list of training providers and programs that can be used to satisfy the ongoing in-service or continuing education training are:
    • Colorado Coroners Association
    • American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
    • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
    • National Association of Medical Examiners
    • International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners
  • If you would like to attend a course that is not on the approved list above, please submit a request to the CCSTB to approve the course you are interested in taking - prior to attending - by submitting the course syllabus or content outline to:
  • Submission deadlines are 5 p.m. on January 3, April 1, July 1 and August 1.  If you miss the deadline, your submission will be reviewed at the next meeting.  
Jennifer Vien - Administrative Assistant
Jeff Graf - Compliance Officer

Next Board Meeting

There will be a brief CCST Board meeting on Friday, August 20 to review a continuing education application.  This meeting will be held on a Zoom platform.  Invitations will be sent two days prior to the meeting. 

The next CCST Board meeting will be on Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:30 a.m. and will be held on a Zoom platform.  Invitations to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the CCST Board Members, and all Colorado Coroners two weeks prior to the meeting.    

If you would like to request an invitation, please email

2021 Meeting Schedule

July 15, 2021 9:30 a.m.  ZOOM

August 20, 2021 9:30 a.m.  ZOOM

October 21, 2021  9:30 a.m.  ZOOM

Continuing Education Application

CE Application.pdf

Current Board Membership

2020 CE Compliance Guide

2021 Board Meeting Minutes

2020 Board Meeting Minutes

July 16, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

November 11, 2020 Meeting

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