Indiana CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance


Temporary Rule Change: By order of The Indiana Supreme Court, the 18.00 hour credit limitation on distance education credits has been suspended until further notice.

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Overview

Required Indiana CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: At least 6.00 credit hours per year and a total of 36.00 credit hours every 3 years.

A maximum of 18.00 credit hours may be taken as distance education programs. However, this requirement has been suspended until further notice per the Indiana Supreme Court.

Indiana CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31

Reporting Deadline: December 31

Reporting Period: 3 years


Common Questions About Indiana Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Indiana Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in Indiana?

In Indiana, active status attorneys must complete 6.00 CLE credits every year and 36.00 CLE credits every 3 years to maintain good standing with the Indiana State Bar.

When is the Indiana CLE reporting deadline?

Indiana attorneys must complete and report all required CLE credits by December 31 (6.00 CLE credits annually and 36.00 CLE credits every 3-year cycle).

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

The educational period is 3 years. Your first educational period begins on January 1 after your admission to the Indiana State Bar and ends on December 31 of the third calendar year after admission. Keep in mind that you must complete 6.00 CLE credits every year.

How do I report my Indiana CLE credits?

Approved sponsors will report your attendance to the Indiana Commission for CLE. On or before September 1 of each year, the Commission will send you a statement showing CLE credits reported to date. You may check your transcript online at the Indiana Courts portal.

Can I carry over excess CLE credits?

No. The Indiana MCLE rules do not permit excess CLE credits to be carried over.

How many CLE credits can I complete with distance education courses?

Attorneys in Indiana can complete a maximum of 18.00 CLE credits with distance education courses.*

*This limit has been waived until further notice by Order of the Indiana Supreme Court.

What are the specialty credit requirements in Indiana?

Indiana attorneys must complete 3.00 professional responsibility credits in every 3-year educational period.

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

Yes. In-program attendance verification is required.

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

What are the Indiana CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys in Indiana must satisfy at least 6.00 hours of their CLE requirement by completing the Applied Professionalism Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys which has been accredited by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. You must complete this program within your first 3-year educational period.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first reporting period begins on January 1 after your admission to the Indiana State Bar and ends on December 31 of the third calendar year after your admission.

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

No. You are not in a reporting year until January 1 following admission to the Indiana State Bar, so you will not get credit for any CLEs completed before the beginning of your reporting year.

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

Yes. New Indiana attorneys must complete the Applied Professionalism Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys which has been accredited by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

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