Understanding the California CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
25 credit hours every three years
All credit hours may be completed online. All TRTCLE courses are approved for "participatory" MCLE credit.
Legal Ethics: At least 4 hours
Competence Issues: At least 1 hour
Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society: At least 1 hour
General: 19 hours (max)
Group 1: Attorneys with last names beginning with A-G. Compliance period: 2/1/19 - 1/31/22
Group 2: Attorneys with last names beginning with H-M. Compliance period: 2/1/18 - 1/31/21
Group 3: Attorneys with last names beginning with N-Z.
Compliance period: 2/1/20 - 1/31/23
Attorneys are required to complete their MCLE requirements by the end of their compliance group's deadline.
Group 1: Feb. 1, 2022
Group 2: Feb., 1, 2021
Group 3: Feb., 3, 2023
California is a self-reporting jurisdiction. Attorneys must certify their compliance by logging into their State Bar Profile at My State Bar Profile
and submitting a statement of compliance.
Attorneys may not carry over credits into the next compliance period.
Newly Admitted Requirement:
New admittees may be subject to a proportional requirement based on their date of admission. Click here to calculate your newly admitted requirement.
State Contact Information:
Office of Certification
State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
- (T) (415) 538-2000
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