CLE requirements

States

Credit Hours

Credit
Required

Reporting Period

Compliance Date

Reporting Date

Alabama

12 Hours

1 Hour Ethics

1 Year

December 31

January 31

Alaska

12 Hours

3 Hours Ethics

1 Year

December 31

February

Arizona

15 Hours

3 Hours Ethics

1 Year

June 30

September 15

Arkansas

12 Hours

1 Hour Ethics

1 Year

June 30

August 31

California

25 Hours

4 Hours Ethics

[1
Hour Sub or Ment, 1 Hour Bias]

3 Years

January 31

February 1

Colorado

45 Hours

7 Hours Ethics

7 Years

December 31

January 31

Connecticut

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Delaware

24 Hours

4 Hours Ethics

2 Years

December 31

March 31

Dist/Colombia

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Florida

30 Hours

5 Hours Ethics,

3 Years

Assigned

Assigned

Georgia

12 Hours

1 Hour Ethics

1
Hour PR

3
Hours Trial Practice

1 Year

December 31

January 31

Hawaii

3 Hours

MCPE

1 Year

December 31

January 31

Idaho

30 Hours

2 Hours Ethics or PR

3 Years

December 31

February 1

Illinois

30 Hours

6 Hours PR

2 Years

June 30

July 31

Indiana

36 Hours

3 Hours Ethics

3 Years

December 31

Varies
by admission date

Iowa

15 Hours

3 Hours Ethics **

1 Year

December 31

March 1

Kansas

12 Hours

2 Hours Ethics

2 Years

June 30

July 31

Kentucky

12.5 Hours

2 Hours Ethics

1 Year

June 30

August 10

Louisiana

12.5 Hours

1 Hour Ethics

1
Hour Prof

1 Year

December 31

January 31

Maine

11 Hours

1 Hour Ethics or PR

1 Year

June 30

July 1

Maryland

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Massachusetts

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Michigan

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Minnesota

45 Hours

3 Hours Ethics

2
Hours Bias

3 Years

June 30

August 31

Mississippi

12 Hours

1 Hour Ethics, PR, Prof, Mal, Sub or Ment H

1 Year

July 31

August 15

Missouri

15 Hours

2 Hours Ethics, Prof or Mal

1 Year

June 30

July 31

Montana

15 Hours

5 Hours Ethics **

1 Year

March 31

May 15

Nebraska

10 Hours

2 Hours PR

1 Year

December 31

December 31

Nevada

12 Hours

2 Hours Ethics

2
Hours Prof

1 Year

December 31

March 1

New
Hampshire

12 Hours

2 Hours Ethics/PR, sub, mal or Att

1 Year

June 30

August 1

New
Jersey

24 Hours

4 Hours Ethics or Pof **

2 Years

December 31

March 31

New
Mexico

12 Hours

2 Hours Ethics

1 Year

December 31

December 31

New
York

24 Hours

4 Hours Ethics

2 Years

30
days after birthday

Alternate Years

North
Carolina

12 Hours

2 Hours Ethics or PR

1
Hour Sub abuse

1 Year

December 31

February 28

North
Dakota

45 Hours

3 Hours Ethics

3 Years

June 30

July 1

Ohio

24 Hours

2.5 Hours PC [1 Hour LE, 1 Prof, .5 Sub]

2 Years

December 31

January 31

Oklahoma

12 Hours

1 Hour Ethics

1 Year

December 31

February 15

Oregon

45 Hours

5 Hours Ethics or Prof

1
Hour Child

3 Years

December 31

January 31

Pennsylvania

12 Hours

1 Hour Ethics

1 Year

Varies
by compliance group

Varies
by compliance group

Rhode
Island

10 Hours

2 Hours Ethics

1 Year

June 30

June 30

South
Carolina

14 Hours

2 Hours Ethics **

1 Year

February 28

March 1

South
Dakota

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tennessee

15 Hours

3 Hours Ethics

1 Year

December 31

March 1

Texas

15 Hours

3 Hours Ethics or PR

1 Year

Last
day of birth month

Last
day of birth month

Utah

24 Hours

3 Hours Ethics or PR

2 Years

June 30

July 31

Vermont

20 Hours

2 Hours Ethics

2
Hours Pof

2 Years

June 30

July 1

Virginia

12 Hours

2 Hours Ethics or Pof

1 Year

October 31

October 31

Washington

45 Hours

6 Hours Ethics, PR or Prof

3 Years

December 31

January 31

West
Virginia

24 Hours

3 Hours Ethics, Sub, Man and/or Bias

2 Years

June 30 even numbered years

July 31 eve numbered years

Wisconsin

30 Hours

3 Hours Ethics

2 Years

December 31

February 1

Wyoming

15 Hours

1 Hour Ethics

1 Year

December 31

January 30

Guam

10 Hours

2 Hours Ethics or Prof

1 Year

December 31

January 31

Northern
Mariana Islands

20 Hours

1 Hour Prof

2 Years

December 31 odd number years

February 15 even numbered years

Puerto
Rico

24 Hours

4 Hours Ethics **

2 Years

Last
day of month proceeding birth month

30
days after end of compliance period

Virgin
Islands

12 Hours

2 Hours Ethics or Prof

1 Year

December 31

December 31

Disclaimer: Specific up to date answers to questions concerning CLE requirements should be obtained from the jurisdiction for bar admission agency for which admittance is sought.

** Further CLE Requirements are required beyond the reporting period

  • Att = Attorney Client Relations
  • Bias = Elimination of Bias
  • Child = Statutory duty to report child abuse
  • Deb = Debilitating Mental Condition
  • LE = Legal Ethics
  • Mal = Malpractice Prevention
  • Man = Office Management
  • Mant Ill = Mental Illness
  • MCPE = Mandatory Continuing Professional Education
  • Ment = Mental Illness that impairs professional competence
  • Ment H = Mental Health
  • PC = Professional Conduct
  • PR = Professional Responsibility
  • Prof = Professionalism
  • Sub = Substance Abuse
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