Understanding the Florida CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
33 credit hours every three years
All credits may be completed online
25 hours General
At least 5 hours in Legal Ethics, Professionalism, Substance Abuse, or Mental Illness Awareness
At least 1 of the 5 hours in Professionalism
*Compliance for the new professionalism rule will begin in the member’s next reporting cycle following the March 5, 2019 effective date.
At least 3 hours in Technology
*Compliance for the technology credit requirement will begin in the member’s next reporting cycle following the January 1, 2017 effective date.
Individual by Attorney
*Attorneys are assigned individual compliance and reporting deadlines upon admission to the Bar. Please contact The Florida Bar for more information on your deadline date.
*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The Florida Bar has issued the following extension, CLE reporting deadlines for February, March, April, May, June, and July 2020 have been extended to a new reporting deadline of August 31, 2020. This includes the Basic Skills Course Requirement.
Newly Admitted Requirement:
New admittees must also complete the Basic Skills Course Requirement by attending The Florida Bar’s “Practicing with Professionalism” course and completing 3 basic level Young Lawyer Division courses within a year of their admission.
State Contact Information:
Legal Specialization & CLE
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
- (T) (850) 561-5600
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