Delaware is a mandatory CLE (Continuing Legal Education) state. Attorneys in Delaware must complete the requisite number of CLE credits each compliance period in order to avoid being fined and suspended by the Delaware CLE Commission. Attorneys in Delaware must complete the required 24 CLE credits hours every two years and the CLE compliance deadline is December 31.
Rule 1. Purpose.
It is of utmost importance to the public and to members of the Bar that attorneys and members of the judiciary maintain their professional competence. To that end, these rules establish the minimum requirements for continuing legal education.
Attorneys must report CLE compliance biennially, as compliance groups are broken into two-year cycles. If an attorney is admitted in an even-numbered year, credits are due by December 31 of every even-numbered year; odd-numbered year admissions must complete credits by December 31 of every odd-numbered year. All CLE credit hours must be timely reported by February 1 to avoid fines. After March 1, Delaware attorneys reporting late compliance are fined $5/day for each day they are late.
Delaware CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements
- Reporting Cycle: 2 years
- Compliance Deadline: December 31
- Reporting Deadline: February 1
Delaware limits the number of online CLE credit hours attorneys can complete each compliance period. Delaware attorneys may use Attorney Credits’ online DE CLE Courses to fulfill 12 of the required 24 credit hours. Attorney Credits offers a full selection of Delaware CLE compliance packages and individual DE CLE courses. Attorney Credits’ one-click Delaware CLE compliance bundles are always some of our top selling packages in the “First State.”
 Delaware CLE (Continuing Legal Education) Rules