Online CLE Rules by State

Alabama

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 1
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

Alabama allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online, but at least six (6) hours must be earned via live webcasts.

The remaining 6 hours may be earned via on-demand courses or live webcasts at Barristers.

Arkansas

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 1
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: June 30th

California

Total Hours Required: 25
Ethics Hours Required: 6
Hours Earnable Online: 25
Compliance Date: January 31st
Notes:

All California CLE provided by Barristers is approved for participatory MCLE credit.

California attorneys must earn 25 hours of credit including: 4 hours of Ethics, 1 hour of Competence Issues, and 1 hour of Elimination of Bias credit(s).

See the State Bar of California Website for compliance group and reporting deadline information.

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Connecticut

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

All Barristers courses are approved by the Alabama State Bar and thus suitable for Connecticut attorney CLE credit.

Kentucky

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: June 30th
Notes:

Kentucky allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online, but at least six (6) hours must be earned via live webcasts.

Mississippi

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 1
Hours Earnable Online: 6
Compliance Date: July 31st

Missouri

Total Hours Required: 15
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 15
Compliance Date: June 30th
Notes:

On-Demand CLE courses are considered "self-study" courses under Missouri CLE Regulations. Missouri attorneys can earn no more than 6 hours of CLE per year through On-Demand and other self-study formats, but no ethics credit can be earned through On-Demand CLE or other self-study CLE. Instead, ethics credits should be earned at "live" CLE events, including Live Webcasts online.

All Live Webcasts listed on the Missouri page of our website have been fully accredited by the Missouri Bar MCLE Department for the number of credit hours indicated. In contrast, the Missouri Bar MCLE Department does not pre-approve On-Demand courses, but instead will rely on the individual attorney to self-report completion of appropriate On-Demand courses.

New Jersey

Total Hours Required: 24
Ethics Hours Required: 4
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

New Jersey allows up to 12 hours to be earned online.

New York

Total Hours Required: 24
Ethics Hours Required: 4
Hours Earnable Online: 24
Compliance Date: Attorney's Birthdate
Notes:

The credit requirements listed here apply to Experienced Attorneys in New York.

Experienced attorneys are required to earn a total of 24 hours of CLE credit, including 4 hours of Ethics credit AND 1 hour of Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias credit.

All Barristers online CLE is approved for credit in the state of Alabama and therefore qualifies for credit in New York under the New York Bar's Approved Jurisdiction policy.

Please contact Barristers with any questions regarding this policy.

North Carolina

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

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.)

Oklahoma

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 1
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

Oklahoma allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online, but at least six (6) hours must be earned via live webcasts.

Tennessee

Total Hours Required: 15
Ethics Hours Required: 3
Hours Earnable Online: 8
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

All 3 dual/ethics hours may be earned via online courses (as long as the online course hour limit has not been reached).

Texas

Total Hours Required: 15
Ethics Hours Required: 3
Hours Earnable Online: 15
Compliance Date: Last day of month preceding birth month