Understanding the Washington CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

45 credit hours every three years

Credit Format:

All credits may be completed online. You cannot earn more than 8 credits in a day.

Credit Breakdown:

24 hours General
6 hours Ethics
15 hours Law and Legal Procedure

Compliance Deadline:

December 31

Reporting Deadline:

February 1

Reporting Information:

Newly Admitted Requirement:

New attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement during the first calendar year of their admission and the following calendar year.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Washington State Bar
    1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
    Seattle, WA 98101
  • Numbers (T) (206) 733-5987
    (F) (206) 727-8316
  • mail mcle@wsba.org

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