WA CLE Requirements


What are WA MCLE requirements?

UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: The due date for reporting MCLE credits earned in the 2018-2020 compliance period has been extended by one year. As part of this extension, lawyers are authorized to carry over an additional 15 credits towards the next reporting period.

The Washington Supreme Court has extended the deadline for WSBA to send its recommendations for licensing suspensions from 5/5/2020 to 6/30/2020. This applies to all members who are currently late complying with licensing payments and MCLE requirements (members on the presuspension list will be notified directly).

Washington attorneys are required to complete 45.00 credit hours every 3 years. Members must fulfill at least 15.00 credit hours of their CLE requirement in the Category of Law and Legal Procedure (Black Letter Law) activities defined as legal education relating to substantive law, legal procedure, process, research, writing, analysis, or related skills and technology approved f

What are WA MCLE specialty credit requirements?

Specialty credits may be taken in any format.
Legal Ethics: 6.00 credit hours (required) Law and Legal Procedure: 15.00 credit hours (required)

When is the WA MCLE compliance deadline?

December 31st

How do I report my WA MCLE?

Live Seminar:

NBI, Inc. will report your credit to the Washington State Bar Association. A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.

Self Study:

Attorneys are responsible for tracking and reporting their own CLE credits. A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you.

Submit your credit to the Washington State Bar Association at www.mywsba.org and reference the course approval number. Please retain the Verified Certificate of Completion for your records.

What are WA MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted lawyers, LLLTs and LPOs are exempt from earning CLE credits for the calendar year of admission.

What is allowed for Self-Study credit?

All 45.00 credit hours may be earned with Self-Study activities.

Requirements by Format

Course Book Course Book Included With All Formats

Live Credit

The below formats are considered Live by the Washington State Bar Association.

You can obtain 45.00 of 45.00 required hours with the below formats.

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Self Study Credit

The below formats are considered Self Study by the Washington State Bar Association.

You can obtain 45.00 of 45.00 required hours with the below formats.

View all Self Study Credit formats

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