California MCLE Requirements
What are CA MCLE requirements?
UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS:
The rule change from the Board of Trustees modifying the final deadline for licensees in Compliance Group 3 to comply with their MCLE requirements by 09/30/2020 or be administratively enrolled in Involuntary Inactive status has expired. No further rules changes have been issued at this time.
California attorneys are required to complete 25.00 credit hours every 3 years. Members must fulfill at least 12.50 credit hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Participatory CLE credit.
What are CA MCLE specialty credit requirements?
Specialty credit hours may be taken as Participatory or Self-Study.
Legal Ethics: 4.00 credit hours (required)
Elimination of Bias: 1.00 credit hour (required)
Competence Issues, such as substance abuse and mental health: 1.00 credit hour (required)
When is the CA MCLE compliance deadline?
How do I report my CA MCLE?
Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits.
A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
Report your MCLE compliance no later than the day following the end of the compliance period. The report must be made online (www.calbar.ca.gov) using My State Bar Profile or with an MCLE Compliance Form.
What are CA MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
Proportional Requirement - New admittees are allowed pro-rated credit hours based on months in active status. Go to the State Bar of California website at www.calbar.ca.gov for calculating instructions.
Attorneys admitted after Feb. 1, 2018 are under a new State Bar requirement to complete 10 hours of training under the New Attorney Training Program which can be accessed through their My State Bar Profile. The training must be completed within the first year of an attorney's admission.
What is allowed for Self-Study credit?
Self-Study credit hours are allowed in the delivery formats indicated. Maximum 12.50 credit hours.