Understanding the Texas CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

15 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

All credits may be completed online.

Credit Breakdown:

12 hours General
3 hours Ethics

Compliance Deadline:

Last day of attorney\'s birth month.

Reporting Deadline:

Each attorney’s annual compliance/reporting period begins on the first day of their birth month and ends on the day that precedes it.

Reporting Information:

Newly Admitted Requirement:

New admittees have an initial CLE compliance period of 24 months that begins on the first day of their birth month after receiving their license.

State Contact Information:

  • Address State Bar of Texas
    MCLE Department
    P.O. Box 13007
    Austin, Texas 78711-3007
  • Numbers (T) (512) 427-1806
    (T) (800) 204-2222 ext. 1806
    (F) (512) 427-4423
  • mail mcle@texasbar.com

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