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MCLE Information

When is the California MCLE Compliance Deadline?

Compliance Groups Compliance Deadline
Group 3: N-Z 25 hours by February 1, 2017
(maximum of 12.5 hours self-study)
Group 2: H-M 25 hours by February 1, 2018
(maximum of 12.5 hours self-study)
Group 1: A-G 25 hours by February 1, 2019 
(maximum of 12.5 hours self-study)

How many CLE credits do I need to fulfill the MCLE requirements?

25 hours total, every 3 years.

Members of the California Bar must fulfill at least one-half of their MCLE requirement with activities approved for "participatory" * MCLE credit.

Special Requirements within the total hours required (may be taken as participatory or self-study):

  • Legal Ethics: 4 hours (required)
  • Competence Issues (Formerly Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness): 1 hour (required)
  • Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession: 1 hour (required)

For more details, go to the State Bar of California MCLE Requirements page.