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Iowa CLE Requirements for Attorneys

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

Iowa MCLE Requirements Overview

Credit Requirements

  • Total Credits: 15 credit hours per year
    • At least 1 hour in Ethics
    • At least 1 hour in Diversity and Inclusion or Attorney Wellness

  • Credit Format: All 15 credits can be On-Demand or Live Webinar courses

  • All Courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in Iowa

Compliance & Reporting

  • CLE Deadline: December 31st

  • Reporting Deadline: March 10th

  • Reporting Procedure: Attorneys report their credits by logging into their Member Portal with the Iowa Judicial Branch Office of Professional Regulation

  • Compliance Procedure: Attorneys submit an Annual CLE report by logging into their Member Portal with the Iowa Judicial Branch Office of Professional Regulation
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Additional Info

  • Carryover Credit: 15 credits may be carried over to the next two reporting periods, but Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, and Attorney Wellness credits may only be carried over as General Credit

  • All credit hours may be completed online

  • All courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in Iowa

IA CLE Requirements FAQs

Attorneys are newly admitted for the calendar year in which they are admitted to practice in Iowa.

Iowa newly admitted attorneys have no CLE requirement in the year in which they are admitted. 

Attorneys can complete all 15 credits on SproutEd. All of SproutEd’s courses are approved for credit in Iowa.

Iowa Judicial Branch:
Office of Professional Responsibility
515-348-4670

www.iacourtcommissions.org

Iowa Office of Professional Regulation Commission on CLE:
Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-348-4698

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