North Dakota CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance


MCLE State

Overview

Required North Dakota CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: 45.00 credit hours every year.

A minimum of 30.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.

A maximum of 15.00 credit hours may be taken as self study programs.

North Dakota CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: June 30

Reporting Deadline: July 31

Reporting Period: 3 years


Common Questions About North Dakota Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General North Dakota Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in North Dakota?

Active status attorneys in North Dakota must complete 45.00 CLE credits every 3 years to maintain good standing with the North Dakota Bar. Of those, 3.00 credits must be earned in legal ethics.

When is the North Dakota CLE reporting deadline?

Attorneys in North Dakota must complete all 45.00 required credits by June 30 of their reporting year, and they must report all credits by July 31 of their reporting year.

How long is the North Dakota CLE reporting period, and when does mine end?

The reporting period is 3 years. Your reporting period begins on July 1 after admission to the North Dakota Bar and ends on June 30, 3 years later.

How do I report my North Dakota CLE credits?

North Dakota attorneys must report their credits on the Report of Compliance either online at the State Bar Association of North Dakota website or by returning this form by mail (with a $25 fee).

How many North Dakota CLE credits can I carry over?

You can carry over 15.00 CLE credits to the next reporting period. You may not carry over legal ethics credits.

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

Attorneys in North Dakota can complete a maximum of 15.00 CLE credits with self study courses. Legal ethics requirements may be met with self study courses.

What are the specialty credit requirements in North Dakota?

North Dakota attorneys must complete 3.00 legal ethics credits every reporting period.

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

No. In-program attendance verification is not required.

Are you newly admitted to the North Dakota Bar? Here’s what you need to know:

What are the North Dakota CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

You have no special CLE requirements. If you are a newly admitted attorney in North Dakota, your CLE reporting period begins on July 1 following the date you were admitted to the North Dakota Bar.

Can I carry over credits I completed during my first year of practice?

Yes. You may carry over CLE credits earned after August 1 of the year of your admission to the North Dakota Bar.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first reporting period begins on July 1 following the date you were admitted to the North Dakota Bar. Your reporting period ends on June 30, 3 years later.

Are there any special credit requirements for new attorneys in North Dakota?

No. There are no special requirements for you as a new attorney in North Dakota.

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