Georgia attorneys must complete 12 Georgia CLE credit hours each year. As part of the 12 credit hour annual requirement attorneys must complete 1 credit hour of legal ethics and 1 credit hour of professionalism each compliance period.
Georgia CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements
- Reporting Cycle: Annual
- Compliance Deadline: December 31
- Reporting Deadline: January 31
Georgia attorneys also have reporting requirements as well. In order to report compliance, the Georgia CLE Commission will mail an Annual Report to all Georgia attorneys each year. An attorney whose GA CLE hours are not complete must sign and return the Annual Report to the Georgia CLE office. If your GA CLE hours are complete and you do not owe fees for CLE courses, then you do NOT need to return the report. In either instance, Georgia attorneys are responsible for verifying the information in the Annual Report, correcting any mistakes and returning the report (if necessary) to the CLE office by January 31.
Georgia attorneys do have the option to complete a portion of the requirement by completing online CLE courses. A total of six (6) credit hours can be taken in a “distance-learning” format each annual compliance period.
Georgia lawyers may satisfy up to six (6) of the required GA CLE credit hours via online and downloadable CLE courses. Attorney Credits will report the CLE credit you complete to the Georgia CLE Commission within 30 days of course completion. For more information about Georgia CLE please click here: GA CLE.
 These type of hours are called in-house hours and they are tracked on attorneys’ CLE transcripts maintained by the State Bar of Georgia CLE department.