Illinois CLE Requirements


What are IL MCLE requirements?

Illinois attorneys are required to complete 30.00 credit hours every 2 years. All credits can be earned using Live, Live Technology or Recorded Technology CLE activities.

What are IL MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Specialty credits may be taken as Live, Live Technology or Recorded Technology.
Professional Responsibility: 6.00 credit hours (required). Of the total 6.00 required credit hours, 1.00 credit hour must be diversity/inclusion CLE and 1.0 credit hour must be mental health/substance abuse CLE.

When is the IL MCLE compliance deadline?

June 30th

How do I report my IL MCLE?

Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits. A Verified Certificate of Completion and an Illinois MCLE Certificate of Attendance will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.

Attorneys must submit using the MCLE Board’s online reporting system found at www.mcleboard.org. Online reporting for a two-year reporting period opens on May 1st of the year in which the attorney needs to report. The MCLE Board must receive an attorney's report by 11:59 PM central time on July 31st of the reporting year.

What are IL MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly-admitted attorneys have a 15 credit hour requirement and three options for completion. These options include completing: (1) 9 hours of CLE credit + mentoring program for 6 professional responsibility credit hours, (2) 9 hours of CLE credit + 6-hour basic skills course (includes 6 professional responsibility credits), (3) 3 hours of CLE credit + 6-hour basic skills course + mentoring program for 6 professional responsibility credits.

What is allowed for Live Technology and Recorded Technology credit?

Maximum 30.00 credit hours.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below format is considered Live by the Illinois MCLE Board.

You can obtain 30.00 of 30.00 required hours with the below format.

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Live Technology Credit

The below formats are considered Live Technology by the Illinois MCLE Board.

You can obtain 30.00 of 30.00 required hours with the below formats.

View all Live Technology Credit formats

Recorded Technology Credit

The below formats are considered Recorded Technology by the Illinois MCLE Board.

You can obtain 30.00 of 30.00 required hours with the below formats.

View all Recorded Technology Credit formats

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