North Carolina CLE Requirements


What are NC MCLE requirements?

North Carolina attorneys are required to complete 12.00 credit hours every year. Members must fulfill at least 6.00 credit hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Live CLE credit.

What are NC MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Specialty credit hours may be taken as Live or Online.
Professional responsibility or professionalism: 2.00 credit hours (required, yearly)
Technology training: 1.00 credit hour (required, yearly beginning 1/1/2019).
Substance abuse and debilitating mental conditions: 1.00 credit hour(required, every 3 years).
Trust account management: 1.00 credit hour (starting in 2017, required for any lawyer or supervised employee with check signing authority)

When is the NC MCLE compliance deadline?

December 31st

How do I report my NC MCLE?

NBI, Inc. will report your credit to the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education.

A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.

What are NC MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

All active members admitted to the North Carolina State Bar after January 1, 2011, must complete the 12-hour Professionalism for New Attorneys Program in the year the member is first required to meet CLE requirements. Credit for the program is applied to the annual mandatory requirements. If you were licensed in another state for 5 or more years at the time you were admitted to the NC Bar, you are exempt from the requirement; however, you must notify the State Bar of the exemption in the first annual report form sent to you.

What is allowed for Online credit?

Maximum 6.00 credit hours.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below formats are considered Live by the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education.

You can obtain 12.00 of 12.00 required hours with the below formats.

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Online Credit

The below formats are considered Online by the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Codes required to verify completion.

You can obtain 6.00 of 12.00 required hours with the below formats.

* Codes required to verify completion.

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