WV CLE Requirements
What are WV MCLE requirements?
UPDATED MCLE REQUIREMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: The requirement for live CLE credit has been temporarily waived. Attorneys can now earn all or any portion of the required 24 credit hours through video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training courses and in-house instruction. In addition, the current MCLE reporting period has been extended through 9/30/2020. Also, attorneys who were admitted to the West Virginia State Bar between 7/1/2018 and 4/30/2019 are granted a one-year extension of time to complete the Bridge-the-Gap Program.
West Virginia attorneys are required to complete 24.00 credit hours every 2 years. Members must fulfill at least 12.00 credit hours of their CLE requirement with activities approved for Live CLE credit.
What are WV MCLE specialty credit requirements?
Specialty credit hours may be taken as Live or Self-Study: 3.00 credit hours (required). Credits must be in legal ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or the elimination of bias in the legal profession.
When is the WV MCLE compliance deadline?
June 30th (of even-numbered years)
How do I report my WV MCLE?
NBI, Inc. will report your credits to the West Virginia MCLE Commission.
A Verified Certificate of Completion will be sent to you. Please retain for your records.
What are WV MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
Newly admitted members are required to complete a mandatory Bridge-the-Gap Program sponsored by the State Bar within twenty-four months after admission to the West Virginia State Bar. The mandatory Bridge-the-Gap Program shall be provided by the State Bar at least twice per year at locations within West Virginia. The Bridge-the-Gap Program will be provided free of charge to newly admitted members. Continuing legal education credit shall be available for completing the mandatory Bridge the-Gap Program
What is allowed for Self-Study credit?
Maximum 12.00 credit hours.