Northern Mariana Islands CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance

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Required Northern Mariana Islands CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: 20.00 credit hours every 2 years.

All credit hours may be taken as live or self study programs.

Northern Mariana Islands CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31

Reporting Deadline: February 15

Reporting Period: 2 years

Common Questions About Northern Mariana Islands Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Northern Mariana Islands Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in the Northern Mariana Islands?

In the Northern Mariana Islands, active attorneys must complete 20.00 CLE credits every 2 years.

When is the Northern Mariana Islands CLE reporting deadline?

Northern Mariana Islands attorneys must complete all 20.00 required credits by December 31 of odd-numbered years. Attorneys must report compliance no later than February 15 of even-numbered years.

How long is the Northern Mariana Islands CLE reporting period, and when does mine end?

The compliance period is 2 years and ends of December 31 of odd-numbered years for all Northern Mariana Island attorneys. All CLE activities must be reported by February 15th of even-numbered years

How do I report my Northern Mariana Islands CLE credits?

Northern Mariana Islands attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits on the Attorney Continuing Legal Education Certification form and emailing it to

How many Northern Mariana Islands credits can I carry over?

Northern Mariana Islands attorneys can carry over 5.00 CLE credits for one reporting period. 

How many CLE credits can I complete with self study courses?

Attorneys in the Northern Mariana Islands can complete all 20.00 CLE credits with self study courses.

What are the specialty credit requirements in the Northern Mariana Islands?

There are no required specialty credits for Northern Mariana Islands attorneys.

Are you newly admitted to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Bar Association? Here’s what you need to know:

What are the Northern Mariana Islands CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Every Northern Mariana Islands attorney admitted after July 1, 2002 must complete a course in Professionalism sponsored jointly by the Commonwealth Supreme Court and the CNMI Bar Association.

Do I have to complete all 20.00 credits if I am admitted to the CNMI Bar in the middle of the reporting period?

The CLE requirements for Northern Mariana Islands attorneys who are not active for the entire compliance period shall be prorated based upon the month of admission.

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