Virginia CLE Requirements


What are VA MCLE requirements?

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

What are VA MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Specialty credits may be taken as Live or Pre-Recorded.
Legal Ethics or Professionalism: 2.00 credit hours (required)

When is the VA MCLE compliance deadline?

October 31st

How do I report my VA MCLE?

Live (Hotel) Seminar Reporting:

Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits.

Please complete the Form 2 (Certification of Attendance) and mail it to the Virginia State Bar. You may also post your hours online at www.vsb.org.

Live (Teleconference and Webcast) Seminar and Pre-Recorded Course Reporting:

Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits.

NBI, Inc. will send you a Form 2D (Certification of Attendance) and Verified Certificate of Completion. Complete the Form 2D and mail it to the Virginia State Bar. You may also post your hours online at www.vsb.org.

Please retain the Verified Certificate of Completion for your records.

What are VA MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the MCLE requirement for the reporting period in which they are eligible to be licensed. Any MCLE credit earned after your notification of successfully passing the bar exam and prior to October 31 of that same year can be carried over to the following reporting period. For example, if you are eligible between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018, your first MCLE completion period begins November 1, 2018.

All Active attorneys must take the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course provided by the State Bar within 12 months of becoming an active member. This is a separate requirement from your MCLE requirement however you may earn CLE credit for your attendance.

What is allowed for Pre-Recorded credit?

Maximum 8.00 credit hours.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below formats are considered Live by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

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

View all Live Credit formats

Pre-Recorded Credit

The below formats are considered Pre-Recorded by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

You can obtain 8.00 of 12.00 required hours with the below formats.

* Codes required to verify completion.

View all Pre-Recorded Credit formats

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