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.
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.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31
Reporting Deadline: December 31
Reporting Period: 3 years
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.
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).
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.
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.
No. The Indiana MCLE rules do not permit excess CLE credits to be carried over.
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.
Indiana attorneys must complete 3.00 professional responsibility credits in every 3-year educational period.
Mediator attorneys have two additional requirements every 3-year educational period:
Yes. In-program attendance verification is required.
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.
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.
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.
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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