Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
North Carolina allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online, but at least six (6) such hours must be earned via live webcasts. The remaining six (6) hours can be earned via On-Demand CLE (or Live Webcasts).
Also, in addition to the 2 hours of ethics credit required each year, North Carolina mandates that attorneys earn 1 hour of CLE every 3 years on the topic of Substance Abuse/Mental Health Awareness. (This triennial Substance Abuse hour is credited to the overall 12-hour requirement for the year, but not to the 2-hour ethics requirement.)