Understanding the Virginia CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

12 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

4 hours must be taken live
8 may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

10 hours General
2 hours Ethics/Professionalism

Compliance Deadline:

*October 31

Reporting Deadline:

*December 15

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The Supreme Court of Virginia has issued an order that the completion deadline for 2020 MCLE requirement is extended from October 31 to midnight EST December 31, 2020 and the CLE hours need to be reported no later than 4:45pm EST February 15, 2021.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

In addition to the standard CLE requirement, new admittees must complete the Virginia State Bar’s “The Professionalism Course” within their first 12 months of admission.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Virginia State Bar
    1111 East Main Street, Suite 700
    Richmond, Virginia 23219-0026
  • Numbers (T)804-775-0577
  • mail mcle@vsb.org

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