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. Any Live or Distance Learning credits completed in the attorney’s 2021 compliance period can be carried forward to future compliance periods. The six (6) credit cap for Distance Learning programs will be in effect starting with the 2022 compliance periods and only Live courses may carry forward.

Currently, Live Online courses qualify as Live Credit through the 2022 compliance period only.

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.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below format is considered Live by The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.

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

Live In-Person Seminars

Distance Learning Credit

The below formats are considered Distance Learning by The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. Live Online Seminars and Live Webinars will count as uncapped Live Credit through the 2022 reporting periods.

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

* In-program attendance verification is required.

View all Distance Learning Credit formats

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