Florida CLE Requirements
What are FL MCLE requirements?
UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: The reporting deadline for justices and judges whose three-year reporting cycle terminates on or before 12/31/2020 is now extended to 12/31/2021.
The rule change issued by The Florida Bar extending the deadlines for members with three-year cycle CLE reporting ending February through November 2020, including the Basic Skills Course Requirement to December 31, 2020 has expired.
Florida attorneys are required to complete 33.00 credit hours every 3 years. All credit hours can be earned using Live or Self-Study CLE activities.
What are FL MCLE specialty credit requirements?
Specialty credit hours may be taken as Live or Self-Study.
Technology credit: 3.0 credit hours (required).
Professionalism credit: 1.0 credit hour (required).
Professional Responsibility credit: 5.0 credit hours (required). Licensees need 5.0 hours of credit in areas of ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse or mental illness awareness.
When is the FL MCLE compliance deadline?
The reporting periods are varied.
Each licensee is assigned to a three year reporting cycle with the starting date based on admission to The Florida Bar.
The board will notify licensee when they are due to renew.
How do I report my FL 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.
A member must file with The Florida Bar no later than the last day of such member's applicable reporting period as set forth in the rules and regulations. Report online at www.floridabar.org.
What are FL MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
BSCR, or Basic Skills Course Requirement, is a two phase requirement for new lawyers. Phase I is Practicing with Professionalism and Phase II is basic level Young Lawyers Division (YLD) courses. The BSCR phase I and II are a one-time only requirement.
What is allowed for Self-Study credit?
Maximum 33.00 credit hours.