Understanding the West Virginia CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

24 credit hours every two years

Credit Format:

12 hours must be taken live
12 may be completed online

*All fully interactive, synchronous broadcasts are now considered Live under the new CLE rules that went into effect on July 1, 2020. New rule 6.09(j).

Credit Breakdown:

21 hours General
3 hours Legal Ethics, Office Management, Substance Abuse, or Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

Compliance Deadline:

June 30 (Even Years)

Reporting Deadline:

July 31

Reporting Information:

TRTCLE reports your credits to the West Virginia State Bar.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

Members admitted to the West Virginia State Bar after July 1, 2018 are subject to the new Bridge the Gap Program, which requires mandatory in-person attendance at one of the West Virginia State Bar's two seminars to be held annually. The training sessions will occur once at the State Bar Annual Meeting and a second time at a geographically different location each calendar year.

Each new lawyer admitted to practice after July 1, 2018 will have twenty-four months after their date of admission to complete the program.

State Contact Information:

  • Address The West Virginia State Bar
    2000 Deitrick Blvd
    Charleston, WV 25311-1231
  • Numbers (T) 304-553-7220 or

    (F) 304-558-2467
  • mail www.wvbar.org

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