Utah CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance

MCLE State


Required Utah CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: 12.00 credit hours every year.

A minimum of 6.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.

A maximum of 6.00 credit hours may be taken as self study programs.

Utah CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: June 30

Reporting Deadline: July 31

Reporting Period: 1 year

Common Questions About Utah Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Utah Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in Utah?

In Utah, active status attorneys must complete 12.00 CLE credits every year to maintain good standing with the Utah State Bar.

When is the Utah CLE reporting deadline?

Utah attorneys must complete all 12.00 required credits by June 30 each year. Attorneys must report their credits by July 31.

How long is the Utah CLE reporting period, and when does mine end?

The compliance cycle ends on June 30 for all attorneys. Your CLE credits must be reported by July 31 by filing a Certificate of Compliance with the Utah MCLE Board.

How do I report my Utah CLE credits?

Approved CLE sponsors will report your attendance at CLE programs to the Utah MCLE Board after the program, but you must review your CLE transcript and report missing CLE credits on your Certificate of Compliance by July 31. You can review your transcript online through the attorney portal.

How many Utah CLE credits can I carry over?

Utah CLE rules do not permit any CLE credits to be carried over. You must earn all 12.00 credits in the current compliance cycle.

How many CLE credits can I complete with self study courses?

Attorneys in Utah can complete a maximum of 6.00 CLE credits with self study courses.

What are the specialty credit requirements in Utah?

Utah attorneys must complete 1.00 ethical considerations credit and 1.00 professionalism & civility credit every compliance cycle. Credits earned towards professionalism & civility do not count towards the ethical considerations credit requirement.

Is in-program attendance verification required to receive Utah CLE credit?

No. In-program attendance verification is not required.

Additional CLE resources for Utah attorneys


Are you newly admitted to the Utah State Bar? Here’s what you need to know:

What are the Utah CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys in Utah must complete the New Lawyer Training Program (NLTP), which provides 12.00 Utah CLE credits. The NLTP must be completed by the end of the compliance cycle that begins after the date of admission to the Utah State Bar.

Newly admitted attorneys in Utah must also complete the New Lawyer Ethics Program, which fulfills the Ethics CLE requirement and the Professionalism and Civility CLE requirement for the compliance cycle during which the newly admitted attorney completes the NLTP requirements.

Can I carry over credits I completed during my first year of practice?

Utah does not permit any CLE credits to be carried over. All 12.00 CLE credits, including specialty credits, must be earned each compliance cycle.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first reporting period begins on July 1 following the date you are admitted to practice law in Utah and ends on June 30 the following year.

Are there any special credit requirements for new attorneys in Utah?

Yes. New admittees in Utah must complete the New Lawyer Training Program by the end of the compliance cycle that begins after admission to the Utah State Bar. The NLTP provides 12.00 Utah CLE credits.

New admittees on active status who practiced for at least two years in another jurisdiction are exempt from the NLTP.

New admittees must also complete the New Lawyer Ethics Program, which satisfies your ethics and professionalism & civility requirements for the year in which you complete the program.

Who is considered an Experienced Attorney in Utah?

Attorneys who have practiced in any jurisdiction for more than 2 years are considrered experienced.

Who is considered a Newly Admitted Attorney in Utah?

Newly Admitted Attorneys are those who have praciced for less than 2 years in any jurisdiction.

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