Texas CLE Requirements


What are TX MCLE requirements?

UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: The State Bar of Texas MCLE Department has granted the following compliance deadline extensions for the 2021 reporting cycle: attorneys with an April 2021 compliance deadline have been granted an automatic 60-day extension with a final deadline of June 30, 2021. Attorneys with a May 2021 compliance deadline have been granted an automatic 60-day extension with a final deadline of July 31, 2021. Attorneys with a June 2021 compliance deadline have been granted an automatic 60-day extension with a final deadline of August 31, 2021.

Texas attorneys are required to complete 15.00 credit hours every year. Members must fulfill at least 12.00 hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Accredited CLE credit.

What are TX MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Legal Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility: 3.00 (required)
1.00 hour of this 3-hour requirement may be completed in the form of self-study credit.

When is the TX MCLE compliance deadline?

Each attorney's reporting period shall begin on the last day of the month preceding their birth month. They have their birth month as a grace period to complete required credits.

How do I report my TX MCLE?

NBI, Inc. reports your Accredited MCLE hours online to the State Bar of Texas.

Please retain the Verified Certificate of Completion for your records.

What are TX MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

An attorney's initial MCLE compliance year shall begin on the first day of the member's birth month that occurs after the licensing date and end twenty-four months later on the last day of the month immediately preceding the member's birth month.

What is allowed for Self-Study credit?

Maximum 3.00 hours.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Accredited Credit

The below formats are considered Accredited by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE.

You can obtain 15.00 of 15.00 required hours with the below formats.

View all Accredited Credit formats

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