California CLE Requirements

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California CLE Questions​

How many CLE hours do I need?

25 credit hours every 3 years – Hours should include 4 hours of legal ethics, plus 1 hour each of Competence Issues and Elimination of Bias. The 19 hours remaining can be in any subject the attorney chooses.

How many CLE hours can I take through ProLawCLE?

All 25 credit hours can be completed through ProLawCLE’s list of programs.

Does ProLawCLE's programs qualify for credit in California?

ProLawCLE is an approved CLE provider with California. All of our programs receive approval for credit by California.

How Do I submit My Credits To California?

After completing one of our CLE programs you will receive a certificate. Attorneys in California will submit their attendance by logging into their My State Bar Profile here.

Can I Carry Over Credit To The Next Reporting Period?

No, you cannot carry over credits from one period over to the next.

Are Your Online Course Approved For Participatory credit?

We track your engagement and time interacting with all of our programs, therefore our programs are approved for Participatory Credit with California.

California CLE Requirements

State Requirements
Total MCLE Credits Required: 25
Total Online Credits Allowed: 25

Specialty Requirements
Legal Ethics – 4 hrs
Competence Issues – 1 hr
Elimination of Bias – 1 hr

Compliance Requirements
Reporting Cycle: 3 years
Compliance Deadline: January 31

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California State Bar CLE Info​

With ProLawCLE’s online solutions, attorneys in California can complete their CLE courses on their own schedule from any device and location. We are an approved provider with California which means all of our programs receive approval for credit. Based on California CLE rules, you can complete all 25 hours of credits with our programs. Whether you choose Live Webcast, Rebroadcast or On-Demand you can rest assure you will not only receive knowledge on a new topic but you will also receive credit for attending that program.

As an attorney in California, you must complete 25 credit hours within your 3 year reporting period. 19 of those hours can be on topics of your choice. 4 hours need to be ethics, 1 hour must be competence issues and 1 hour of elimination of bias.

California is a self reporting state, which means the attorney must report their own CLE compliance through the My State Bar Profile on the state website