Connecticut CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance

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Required Connecticut CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: 12.00 credit hours every year.

All credit hours may be taken as live or self study programs.

Connecticut CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31

Reporting Deadline: Annual Registration

Reporting Period: 1 year

Common Questions About Connecticut Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Connecticut Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, active status attorneys must complete 12.00 CLE credits every year to maintain good standing with the Connecticut Bar.

When is the Connecticut CLE reporting deadline?

Connecticut attorneys must complete all 12.00 required credits by December 31. Attorneys verify their compliance with the CLE requirement when they complete their annual registration the following year (usually due by the first Friday in March).

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

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

How do I report my Connecticut CLE credits?

Connecticut attorneys are responsible for tracking their own CLE credits. You must keep your CLE records for 7 years. You can use the Continuing Legal Education Log form to track your credits, or you can use the CLE tracker on the CT Bar Association's website. Each year with your annual registration, you will certify that you have completed the CLE credits required for the prior year.

How many Connecticut CLE credits can I carry over?

Connecticut attorneys can carry over 2.00 CLE credits to the next year. You may carry over ethics credits.

How many CLE credits can I complete with self study courses?

There is no limit. You may complete all 12.00 required CLE credits with self study courses (including ethics/professionalism credits).

What are the specialty credit requirements in Connecticut?

Connecticut attorneys must complete 2.00 ethics/professionalism credits every year.

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

No. In-program attendance verification is not required.

Additional CLE Resources for Connecticut Attorneys

  • State Contact Information:
  • Connectucut CLE FAQ and Newly Admitted Mentoring Program
    • Newly Admitted Mentoring Program: The Connecticut Bar Association administers a statewide mentoring program designed for Newly Admitted Attorneys. For more information, email David McGrath, email or check out the flier by clicking here!

Are you newly admitted to the Connecticut Bar? Here’s what you need to know:

What are the Connecticut CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys in Connecticut are exempt for the year in which they are admitted to the Connecticut Bar.

Can I carry over credits I completed during my year of admission?

Yes. If you complete CLE credits after admission to the bar and before December 31 of the year you were admitted, you may carry over 2.00 CLE credits to your first compliance year.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first CLE reporting period ends on December 31 of the first calendar year following your admission to the Connecticut Bar.

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

No. There are no special CLE requirements for newly admitted Connecticut attorneys.

Who is considered a Newly Admitted Attorney in Connecticut?

Those who were admitted to practice in Connecticut in the current calendar year are considered a Newly Admitted Attorney.

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