Idaho CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance


MCLE State

Overview

Required Idaho CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: 30.00 credit hours every 3 years.

A minimum of 15.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.

A maximum of 15.00 credit hours may be taken as self study programs.

Idaho CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31

Reporting Deadline: February 1

Reporting Period: 3 years


Common Questions About Idaho Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Idaho Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in Idaho?

In Idaho, active status attorneys must complete 30.00 CLE credits every 3 years to maintain good standing with the Idaho Bar.

When is the Idaho CLE reporting deadline?

Idaho attorneys must complete all 30.00 required credits by December 31 in their reporting year. Attorneys must report their credits by February 1 of the following year.

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

The compliance period is 3 years. Your first reporting period ends on December 31 of the third full year following the year you were admitted to the Idaho State Bar, and on December 31 of every third calendar year thereafter.

How do I report my Idaho CLE credits?

Providers will report attendance for live courses. You are responsible for tracking and reporting self study credit. Providers will send you a verified certificate of completion after self study programs.

Idaho attorneys must report their CLEs by submitting a Certificate of Compliance to the Idaho State Bar at the end of each 3-year reporting period.

You can check your attendance reporting online at the Idaho State Bar website.

Can I carry over excess CLE credits?

No. CLE credits are only applied to the 3-year reporting period in which they are earned.

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

Attorneys in Idaho can earn a maximum of 15.00 CLE credits with self study courses.

How do I get credit for self study courses?

All self study credits must be applied for and approved before the credits can be counted toward meeting the MCLE requirement. An application must be submitted for all recorded courses – even if the original live presentation is accredited.

What are the specialty credit requirements in Idaho?

Idaho attorneys must complete 3.00 CLE credits in legal ethics or professional responsibility every 3 years.

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

No. In-program attendance verification is not required.

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

What are the Idaho CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Within 1 year of admission to the Idaho State Bar, new attorneys must complete at least 10.00 New Attorney Credit-Approved (NAC-Approved) CLE credits. These credits count toward your 30.00 required CLE credits for your first reporting period.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first reporting period ends on December 31 of the third full calendar year following your admission to the Idaho State Bar.

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

Yes. New attorneys must complete at least 10.00 NAC-Approved CLE credits. These credits count toward your 30.00 required CLE credits for your first reporting period. These credits must address Idaho law on ethics, civil and criminal procedure, and community property. The Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar must approve and administer the Accredited Activities that satisfy the Idaho substantive law requirements of this rule.

An attorney who has actively practiced law for less than 3 years prior to admission to the Idaho State Bar must also complete the New Attorney Program, which consists of an introduction to practice, procedure and ethics. These credits may count toward the 10.00 required NAC-Approved CLE credits. The New Attorney Program is only held in Boise in the spring and fall in the morning of the day of the admission ceremony for the bar examination applicants.

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