PA CLE Requirements
What are PA MCLE requirements?
UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is temporarily waiving the six (6) credit hour limit on distance learning credit for 2020 & 2021 compliance deadlines. Attorneys may now complete all twelve (12) hours of their 2020 & 2021 CLE requirements through approved distance learning activities. Asynchronous programs (pre-recorded) continue to be classified as distance learning and will not carry forward to future compliance periods. The 2020 compliance deadline for Groups 2 and 3 remain unchanged.
Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board is adopting a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers’ CLE requirement.
Pennsylvania 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 PA MCLE specialty credit requirements?
Specialty credit hours may be taken as Live or Distance Learning.
Legal Ethics: 2.00 credit hours (required)
When is the PA MCLE compliance deadline?
Each attorney is assigned to a compliance group. Group One is April 30th, Group Two is August 31st, Group Three is December 31st.
How do I report my PA MCLE?
NBI, Inc. will report your credit online to The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.
A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
What are PA MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
Newly admitted attorneys must attend the Bridge the Gap program, of at least four (4) credit hours, sponsored by an approved Bridge the Gap CLE provider prior to his or her first compliance deadline.
What is allowed for Distance Learning credit?
Maximum 6.00 credit hours.