South Carolina CLE Requirements


What are SC MCLE requirements?

UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: Following consultation with the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, and based on the continued development of issues caused by COVID-19 and a potential lack of available in-person courses, the limitation on distance learning hours is waived for the 2021-2022 annual reporting year. Accordingly, lawyers and judges may earn all or any portion of the CLE credit they are required to obtain for the 2021-2022 annual reporting year through online or telephonic programs.

South Carolina attorneys are required to complete 14.00 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 SC MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Specialty credit hours may be taken as Live or Alternatively Delivered.
Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility (LEPR): 2.00 credit hours (required)
At least once every two reporting years, members must complete one hour of instruction devoted exclusively to substance abuse, mental health issues or stress management (SA/MH) and the legal profession. SA/MH hours are ALSO considered general hours.

When is the SC MCLE compliance deadline?

February 28th

How do I report my SC MCLE?

NBI, Inc. will report your credit to the South Carolina Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.

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

What is allowed for Alternatively Delivered credit?

Maximum 8.00 credit hours.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below format is considered Live by the South Carolina Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.

You can obtain 14.00 of 14.00 required hours with the below format.

Live In-Person Seminars

Alternatively Delivered Credit

The below formats are considered Alternatively Delivered by the South Carolina Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.

You can obtain 8.00 of 14.00 required hours with the below formats.

* In-program attendance verification is required.

View all Alternatively Delivered Credit formats

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