Understanding the California CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

25 credit hours every three years

Credit Format:

All credits may be completed online. All TRTCLE courses are approved as participatory credits.

Credit Breakdown:

19 hours General
4 hours Legal Ethics
1 hour Competence Issues
1 hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

Compliance Deadline:

Group 1 (A-G)
Group 2 (H-M)
Group 3 (N-Z)

Attorneys with last names beginning with A-G.
Compliance period: 2/1/19 - 1/31/22

Attorneys with last names beginning with H-M.
Compliance period: 2/1/18 - 1/31/21

Attorneys with last names beginning with N-Z.
Compliance period: 2/1/17 - 1/31/20

Reporting Deadline:

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, 2020

Reporting Information:

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:

  • Address

    Office of Certification
    State Bar of California
    180 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105-1639

  • Numbers (T) (415) 538-2000
  • mail www.calbar.ca.gov

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