Montana MCLE Requirements
15.00 credit hours every year. Members must fulfill at least 10.00 credit hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Live CLE credit.
NBI, Inc. will report your credit to the State Bar of Montana.
A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits. A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
Submit a copy of your Verified Certificate of Completion to the CLE Commission. After March 31, the Commission will mail you a transcript of all CLE credits posted to your record over the past reporting year.
New Attorney Information
New attorneys are not required to complete any CLE for the duration of the reporting year (not the calendar year) during which they are admitted to the State Bar of Montana. The reporting year begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 each year. Your admission date is the date on which you were sworn-in to the Bar (not the date on which you passed the bar exam.)
For example: An attorney admitted to the Bar in October 2016, does not have a requirement for the year that ends on March 31, 2017. The first full reporting year for which that attorney has a CLE requirement will begin April 1, 2017 and end March 31, 2018.
Self-Study Allowable: Maximum 5.00 credit hours.
Specialty credit RequirementsSpecialty credits may be taken as Live or Self-Study.
Legal Ethics/Professionalism: 2.00 credit hours (required each year)
Compliance DeadlineMarch 31st