Every state regulates the conduct of its own attorneys inside its own borders – everything from bar admission to the grounds for disbarment (and everything in between). Each state also sets rules for the continuing legal education that its attorneys must complete. The required CLE that Florida attorneys must complete is called the CLER. The Florida CLER – or Continuing Legal Education Requirement – was adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida in 1988 and it requires all members of The Florida Bar to complete continuing legal education once they have been admitted to the Bar.
Florida calls it mandatory continuing legal education program the CLER – Continuing Legal Education Requirement.
The Florida CLER requires all members of The Florida Bar (without an exception) to continue their legal education by completing Florida CLE courses. Each three-year compliance period members of the Florida Bar must complete a minimum of 30 FL CLE credit hours – including 5 credit hours in the area of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness. The Florida CLE compliance groups are determined at random by The Florida Bar.
Does The Florida Bar allow credit for audio/video or computer CLE?
Florida lawyers may satisfy all Florida CLE requirements through online CLE courses.
Florida attorneys may complete all 30 required CLER credit hours through online and offline CLE courses. The Florida Bar allows the entire CLER to be fulfilled via streaming video, audio & video download, CD CLE courses. For more information about Attorney Credits’ Florida CLE courses and the CLER in Florida please click this link: Florida CLE.
 Frequently Asked About CLER
 Each member of the Florida Bar is assigned a three-year CLE reporting cycle. If you do not know your FL CLE reporting date, you may find your reporting date on the mailing label of The Florida Bar News. You will receive a CLER Reporting Affidavit three months before the end of your Florida CLE reporting cycle if you still lack 30 FL CLE credit hours.
 Florida CLE FAQ