Attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona have CLE requirements as part of the mandatory Arizona MCLE requirement. The CLE compliance period for Arizona attorneys runs from July 1 to the following June 30. During the Arizona CLE compliance period, each Arizona lawyer licensed in Arizona (that is not exempted from the AZ CLE requirement) must complete a total of 15 credit hours of AZ CLE, including at least 3 credit hours of professional responsibility or legal ethics.
Arizona CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements
- Reporting Cycle: Annual
- Compliance Deadline: June 30
- Reporting Deadline: September 15
Arizona attorneys must also report completion of their AZ MCLE requirement each year. Arizona lawyers must submit proof of fulfilling their AZ MCLE requirements annually on the form provided by the State Bar of Arizona. The online electronic affidavit is available on the State Bar of Arizona website starting in mid-July. Arizona attorneys may also use the blank affidavit in the Arizona Attorney magazine issued in mid-August to report AZ CLE compliance.
When is the affidavit due?
- Unless exempted, the Arizona CLE affidavit must be filed by September 15
One last main point. Please keep in mind that the State Bar of Arizona does not certify CLE courses or CLE Providers. However, Attorney Credits is a national provider of CLE and currently offers CLE courses in over 30 states. We are Approved Providers of CLE in a number of main states including California, Illinois and New York. Arizona attorneys have also completed thousands of CLE credit hours through Attorney Credits by completing our interactive online and offline CLE courses. For more information about CLE in Arizona please click here: AZ CLE.