California MCLE Requirements
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.
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.
New Attorney Information
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.
Self-Study Allowable: Self-Study credit hours are allowed in the delivery formats indicated. Maximum 12.50 credit hours.
Specialty credit RequirementsSpecialty 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)
Compliance DeadlineJanuary 31st