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West Virginia CLE Requirements for Attorneys

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

West Virginia MCLE Requirements Overview

Credit Requirements

  • Total Credits: 24 credit hours every 2 years
    • At least 3 credits in Ethics, Office Management, Substance Abuse or Elimination of Bias

  • Credit Format: All 24 credits can be from Live Webcasts, 12 can be from On-Demand courses, all on SproutEd

  • All Courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in West Virginia

Compliance & Reporting

  • CLE Deadline: June 30th on even years

  • Reporting Deadline: July 31st on even years

  • Reporting Procedure: SproutEd reports credits to the West Virginia MCLE Commission within 30 days of completion

  • Compliance Procedure: Attorneys can verify their compliance through their West Virginia Bar Association Membership Portal

Additional Info

  • Carryover Credit: 6 credits may be carried into the next reporting period, excluding Ethics

  • All courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in West Virginia

  • All courses can be taken online with SproutEd

WV CLE Requirements FAQs

Attorneys within their first 12 months after admission to the bar.

Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement for the reporting period in which they are admitted.

Newly admitted attorneys must complete West Virginia State Bar Bridge the Gap Program within 24 months of being admitted to the bar. 

Attorneys can complete all 24 credits online with SproutEd.

The West Virginia State Bar
2000 Deitrick Boulevard
Charleston, WV 25311-1231
304-553-7220

www.wvbar.org

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