Decertifying Misdemeanors


Conviction of any of the following misdemeanors (or their equivalent federal, other state, or local municipal code ordinances) on or after July 1, 2001, will cause your certification to be revoked. Per § 24-31-305 C.R.S., an individual may not be certified if convicted as an adult 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 Restrictions.

By Colorado Statute, the definition of conviction for POST certification purposes includes:

  • Deferred judgments and sentencing agreements
  • Deferred prosecution agreements
  • Pretrial diversion agreements

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

An individual convicted of any felony is ineligible for POST certification in Colorado and cannot request a variance.

Please contact POST Compliance Investigator Steven Eckelberry, at with questions regarding these charges.

Click to view the PDF version of the below listed Misdemeanors Affecting Certification.

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