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Hawaii CLE Requirements for Attorneys

Everything you need to know about the Hawaii CLE rules and requirements.

Hawaii MCLE Requirements Overview

Credit Requirements

  • Total Credits: 3 credit hours per year (9 recommended)
    • At least 1 hour in Ethics every third year

  • Credit Format: All 3 credits can be On-Demand or Live Webinar courses

  • All Courses on SproutEd are approved for Credit in Hawaii

Compliance & Reporting

  • CLE Deadline: December 31st

  • Reporting Deadline: December 31st

  • Reporting Procedure: SproutEd Reports your attendance and credit to the Hawaii State Bar Association within 30 days of course completion

  • Attorneys must certify completion of their CLE requirements each year on their annual registration form, including the exact number of Ethics credits earned that year

Additional Info

  • Carryover Credit: 3 credits may be carried over into the next reporting period, except Ethics credits

  • All credit hours may be completed online

  • All courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in Hawaii

HI CLE Requirements FAQs

Attorneys are newly admitted during the calendar year in which they were admitted.  

Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the annual CLE requirement during the year in which they were admitted.

Newly admitted attorneys must complete a Hawaii Professionalism course by December 31st of the first full calendar year after admission.  The Hawaii Professionalism course is worth 4.5 CLE credits of which 3 can be carried forward into the following year.

Attorneys can complete all 3 credits on SproutEd. All of SproutEd’s courses are approved for credit in Hawaii.

Hawaii State Bar Association:
1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000
Honolulu, HI 96813

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