CLE Requirements By State

CLE Requirements explained clearly and simply.
Easily find requirements about CLE credits, online classes, reporting,and other MCLE Lawyer requirements.


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Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.

Live Webinar CLE

Live CLE programs delivered via online webinar or teleconference. Please note the ABA delivers many webinars and teleconferences and some are not be eligible for credit. Please view a specific program’s description page or marketing materials for information indicating a specific program is eligible for credit.

On-Demand CLE

Recorded CLE programs provided on-demand as streaming audio or video presentations. Online courses require an active Internet connection to access. Please note the ABA offers audio and video products and some are not eligible for credit. Please view a specific program’s description page or marketing materials for information indicating a specific program is eligible for credit.

50/60 Minute Credit Hour

MCLE states determine CLE credit hours by dividing the running time of instructional programs by either 60 or 50 minutes. For example, a 90-minute program may earn 1.5 hours of CLE credit in a state that bases its credit on a 60-minute credit hour, and 1.8 hours in a state that bases its credit on a 50-minute credit hour. Some jurisdictions round down credit to the nearest 1/2 or 1/4 hour.

The following jurisdictions have a 60-minute credit hour:
AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MN, MP, MS, MT, NE, NH, NV, NC, ND, NM, OH, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA and WY.

The following jurisdictions have a 50-minute credit hour:
CO, FL, KS, MO, NJ, NY, OK, RI, WV and WI.

How can an attorney get CLE credits on CLE Companion?

By watching online CLE courses! Attorneys get CLE credits and fulfill their CLE online by getting access to CLE classes in one of two ways:

Get CLE credits in one CLE online package:
Commonly called “compliance bundles”, attorneys are given a preselected package of the best online CLE courses. No searching for courses or counting credits. Just take all the courses and fulfill your CLE online. View online CLE packages relevant to your state.

Get CLE credits with access to all CLE Courses for a Full Year.
Commonly called “Unlimited CLE”, attorneys are given access to a CLE catalog covering various practice areas and interests. This allows attorneys to get CLE credits by choosing CLE courses that are relevant to them. View Unlimited CLE online.

Get CLE Credits by taking Individual Courses:
Do you need to supplement the CLE credits you have or learn about a specific subject area? We have ALL areas of specialization included in our course library. Take as little or as many courses as you want. Multiple courses will be automatically discounted in your cart! View Custom Bundles here and view our discount structure.

Get CLE Credits by Presenting a CLE Course: 
This is a great way to create interest in your practice, position yourself as an expert in your practice area and get your CLE credits for Free. Each state varies with regards to how many hours you can take for teaching credit. We have state-specific regulations here.  If you are interested in presenting, please fill out this form and we will be in touch!

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