Understanding the Minnesota CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

45 credit hours every 3 years

Credit Format:

30 hours must be taken live
15 may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

40 hours General
3 hours Ethics or Professional Responsibility
2 hours Elimination of Bias

Compliance Deadline:

June 30

All Minnesota licensed lawyers are assigned to one of three reporting categories for CLE purposes.

Category 3: July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017
Category 1: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018
Category 2: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Reporting Deadline:

August 31

Reporting Information:

Newly Admitted Requirement:


State Contact Information:

  • Address Minnesota State Board of CLE
    180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
    St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Numbers (T) (651) 297-7100
    (F) (651) 296-5866
  • mail www.cle.mn.gov/

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