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Pennsylvania CLE Requirements for Attorneys

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

Pennsylvania MCLE Requirements Overview

Credit Requirements

  • Total Credits: 12 credit hours every year
    • At least 2 hours in Ethics, Professionalism or Substance Abuse

  • Credit Format: All 12 credits can be from Live Webcasts, 6 may be from On Demand courses, all of which can be taken on SproutEd

  • All Courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in Pennsylvania

Compliance & Reporting

  • CLE Deadline: April 30th, August 31st, or December 31st depending on Compliance Group Assignment by the CLE Board

  • Reporting Deadline: January 31st
       
  • Reporting Procedure: SproutEd reports your attendance and credit to the Pennsylvania Continuing Education Board within 30 days of completion

  • Compliance Procedure: After an attorney’s compliance period ends the Board will send a Final Compliance Notice showing credits completed during the previous compliance period. If the attorney disagrees with the Notice, they must submit written notice to the Board within 30 days.

Additional Info

  • Carryover Credit: 12 Live Webcast credits can be carried forward to the next two reporting periods

  • All courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in Pennsylvania

  • All courses may be completed online with SproutEd

PA CLE Requirements FAQs

Attorneys in their first compliance period. 

Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement for 12 months to 2-years depending on date of admission and compliance group assignment.  Thereafter, the newly admitted attorneys must complete the following CLE requirement during their first compliance period:

Total Credits: 12 credit hours every year:

  • At least 2 hours in Ethics, Professionalism or Substance Abuse
  • 4-credit Bridge the Gap program

Attorneys can complete all 12 credits online with SproutEd. All of SproutEd’s courses are approved for credit in Pennsylvania. 

State CLE Contact Info:
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 
Continuing Education Board
601 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 3400
P.O. Box 62495
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17106-2495

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