Illinois MCLE Requirements
30.00 credit hours every 2 years. All credits can be earned using Live, Live Technology or Recorded Technology CLE activities.
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.
New Attorney Information
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.
Live Technology and Recorded Technology Allowable: Live Technology and Recorded Technology credits are allowed in the delivery formats indicated. Maximum 30.00 credit hours.
Specialty credit RequirementsSpecialty 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.
Compliance DeadlineJune 30th