Understanding the Pennsylvania CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

12 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

6 Credits must be live-online or in-person
Up to 6 credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses.

Compliance Group 1 - Annual Deadline April 30
2023 Compliance Period 5/1/22 - 4/30/23 and 2024 Compliance Period 5/1/23 - 4/30/24
Compliance Group 2 - Annual Deadline August 31
2023 Compliance Period 9/1/22 - 8/31/23 and 2024 Compliance Period 9/1/23 - 8/31/24
Compliance Group 3 - Annual Deadline December 31
2023 Compliance Period 1/1/23 -12/31/23 and 2024 Compliance Period 1/1/24 - 12/31/24

Only credits through live online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

Credit Breakdown:

10 hours General
2 hours Ethics

Compliance Deadline:

Attorneys are assigned to one of three compliance groups by their Lawyer ID number. Attorneys must complete and report their CLE requirement by the end of their compliance deadline:
Group 1: April 30
Group 2: August 31
Group 3: December 31

Reporting Deadline:

Accredited Providers are granted 30 days from the date of a course to report credits to PA CLE.

Reporting Information:

TRTCLE will report your credits to The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

New admittees must also attend 4 hours of an approved “Bridge the Gap” program within their first compliance period.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board
    Pennsylvania Judicial Center
    601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 3400
    P.O. Box 62495
    Harrisburg, PA 17106
  • Numbers (T) 717-231-3250
    (T) 800-497-2253
    (F) 717-321-3251
  • mail pacleb@pacle.org

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