Alaska CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance


MCLE State

Overview

Required Alaska CLE Credits:

Mandatory credit hours: 3.00 credit hours per year in ethics.

Voluntary credit hours: Alaska attorneys are encouraged to complete 9.00 additional general credit hours

All mandatory and voluntary credit hours may be taken as live or technology-delivered programs.

Alaska CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31

Reporting Deadline: February 1

Reporting Period: 1 year


Common Questions About Alaska Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Alaska Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in Alaska?

In Alaska, active status attorneys must completed 3.00 CLE credits every year in ethics to maintain good standing with the Alaska Bar. Attorneys are encouraged to complete an additional 9.00 VCLE credits. If you are inactive for part of the year but are active as of December 31, you must report the required 3.00 CLE credits for that year.

When is the Alaska CLE reporting deadline?

Alaska attorneys must complete all 3.00 required credits by December 31. Attorneys must report their credits by February 1 of the following year.

How long is the Alaska CLE reporting period, and when does mine end?

The reporting period is 1 year and ends on December 31 for all attorneys.

How many Alaska CLE credits can I carry over?

Alaska attorneys can carry over 12.00 CLE credits to the next reporting year.  This includes 3.00 ethics credits and 9.00 VCLE credits.

How do I report my Alaska CLE credits?

Alaska attorneys are responsible for reporting their CLEs by submitting their MCLE reporting form through the Alaska Bar Association website. You must report your 3.00 Mandatory Ethics CLE credits and you must also report whether you completed the 9.00 Voluntary CLE credits.  If you completed fewer than 9.00 VCLE credits, you must report or estimate how many VCLE credits you completed.

How many CLE credits can I complete with technology-delivered courses?

There is no limit to the number of CLE credits you can earn with technology-delivered courses.

What are the specialty credit requirements in Alaska?

All active Alaska attorneys must complete 3.00 ethics CLE credits every year. Attorneys are encouraged to complete an additional 9.00 voluntary CLE credits in other relevant subjects.

How many CLE credits can Alaska attorneys complete with NBI courses?

Alaska attorneys can complete all 3.00 mandatory CLE credits and 9.00 Voluntary CLE credits with NBI Live Online Seminars, Live Webinars, Fast Track Live Webinars, OnDemand courses, Downloadable courses, or CDs, DVDs, & Books.

Is in-program attendance verification required to receive Alaska CLE credit?

No. In-program attendance verification is not required.

Are you newly admitted to the Alaska Bar? Here's what you need to know:

What are the Alaska CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys in Alaska are exempt from CLE reporting requirements for the duration of the year in which they are admitted to the Alaska Bar.

Can I carry over CLE credits I completed during my first year of practice?

Yes. If you earn and report CLE credits after you are admitted to the Alaska Bar and before December 31 of that year, those credits will be applied to your first reporting year.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first reporting period year ends on December 31 of the first full calendar year after your admission to the Alaska Bar.

Are there any special credit requirements for new attorneys in Alaska?

No. New attorneys in Alaska do not have any special CLE requirements.

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