Indiana CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance


MCLE State

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.

All credit hours may be taken as live or distance learning.

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?

There is no limit on the number of CLE credits you can earn through distance learning courses. 

What are the specialty credit requirements in Indiana?

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

Mediator attorneys have two additional requirements every 3-year educational period:

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

Yes. In-program attendance verification is required.

Are there other ways Experienced Indiana Attorneys can earn CLE credits?

Credit may be awarded for the following: attendance at a regularly conducted law school course; completion of a bar review course; completion of a basic mediation training course approved by the Commission; completion of a court administration course; attendance at a law firm management course concentrating in the area of trust accounting, ethical client contact, or ethical use of staff and resources; teaching of an approved course; approved Non-Legal Subjects; approved in-house education; distance education courses.

Additional CLE resources for Indiana attorneys

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. The 6 new admitted credits must be taken as live in-person courses. 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. The 6 new admitted credits must be taken as live in-person courses.

Who is considered a Newly Admitted Attorney in Indiana?

There is not a set time frame in which attorneys are considered newly admitted. It depends on their admission date.

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