PA CLE Requirements


What are PA MCLE requirements?

Pennsylvania attorneys are required to complete 12.00 credit hours every year.

**TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE**
The Continuing Legal Education Board continues to monitor pandemic recovery and administer policy regarding the rules and regulations for continuing legal education. Policy regarding distance-learning accommodations is applied by compliance period. Compliance periods ending in 2022 and 2023 are subject to a cap on pre-recorded distance learning programs. Six (6) credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

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.

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 2023 reporting periods.

* In-program attendance verification is required.

View all Distance Learning Credit formats

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