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Wyoming CLE Requirements

Everything you need to know to stay in compliance

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Required Wyoming CLE Credits:

Total credit hours: 15.00 credit hours every year.

A minimum of 7.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.

A maximum of 8.00 credit hours may be taken as self study programs.

Wyoming CLE Reporting Deadlines:

Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31

Reporting Deadline: January 15

Reporting Period: 1 year

Common Questions About Wyoming Continuing Legal Education Rules and Regulations

General Wyoming Continuing Legal Education Credit Requirements

How many CLE credits do you need in Wyoming?

Active status attorneys in Wyoming must complete 15.00 CLE credits every year to maintain good standing with the Wyoming State Bar.

When is the Wyoming CLE reporting deadline?

Wyoming attorneys must complete all 15.00 required credits by December 31 each year. Attorneys must report their credits to the Wyoming State Bar by January 15 of the following year to avoid a delinquency fee.

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

The reporting period is 1 year and ends on December 31.

How do I report my Wyoming CLE Credits?

You are responsible for reporting your CLE attendance to the Wyoming State Bar, which you can do online or by filling out and mailing in an application for CLE credit.

How many Wyoming CLE credits can I carry over?

If you earn in excess of 15.00 credits, you may carry over an unlimited number of credits for 2 compliance years. However, you may not carry over more than 8.00 self-study credits. You may carry over legal ethics credits. 

How many CLE credits can I complete with Self-Study Courses?

Attorneys in Wyoming can complete a maximum of 8.00 CLE credits with self-study courses.

What are the specialty credit requirements in Wyoming?

Wyoming attorneys must complete 2.00 ethics credits every year.

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

No. In-program attendance verification is not required.

Are there other ways Attorneys in WY can earn CLE credit?

Attorneys can earn credit through attending in person and online seminars, through uncompensated lecture or instruction of CLE programs, uncompensated time research and writing articles for legal periodicals, and by Representation or mentoring activities as defined in Rule 6.1 of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct. Including performing pro bono public service, acting as a mentor for another attorney who is performing pro bono public service, and acting as a mentor for an eligible law student in accordance with Rule 9 of the Rules Governing the Wyoming State Bar and the Authorized Practice of Law.

Additional CLE resources for Wyoming attorneys

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

What are the Wyoming CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys in Wyoming are exempt from WY CLE requirements for the calendar year in which they are admitted to the Wyoming State Bar.

Can I carry over credits I completed during my year of admission?

Yes. If you earn credits during your year of admission while you were exempt from reporting CLE credits, you may carry over any live credits for up to 2 years.

When does my first reporting period end?

Your first reporting period ends on December 31 of the first full calendar year following your admission to the Wyoming State Bar.

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

No. There are no special CLE credit requirements for newly admitted attorneys in Wyoming.

Who is considered a WY Newly Admitted Attorney?

An attorney in their first year of practice is a newly admitted attorney.

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