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Attorney Credits State Info

State Provider Number: 6460

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Attorney Credits is a North Carolina State Bar Approved Provider.

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State Reporting

We report your completed courses to the North Carolina State Bar. Our automated attendance reports run on the 1st and 15th of each month. In January you will receive an annual report form showing all of the information that the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education has regarding your CLE credit hours for the preceding year. All active members of the North Carolina State Bar must update and return this form to the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education by February 28 along with a $3.50 per credit hour fee.

STATE CONTACT INFO: 919-828-4620 | www.nccle.org

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 6

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics OR Professionalism - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2
Technology - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1
Substance Abuse - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: February 28


Carryover Allowed: Yes
Number of Carryover Credits Allowed: 12

State Rules

New 2019 Requirement: 12 credit hours every year - including 2 hours of ethics and 1 hour of technology. One hour of substance abuse every three years.

North Carolina lawyers can complete up to 6 of the 12 required CLE credits online through Attorney Credits. All 12 CLE credits may be earned through online live webcasts, which we do not offer.

Attorneys will also be required to take 1 credit hour of substance abuse and debilitating mental conditions every three years. This requirement shall be in addition to the annual professional responsibility or professionalism requirement. For example, in the year you take a Substance Abuse course you would need to take 9 general credit hours, 2 ethics credit hours, 1 hour of technology, and 1 substance abuse credit hour.

The State Bar of North Carolina charges $3.50 per credit hour which the attorney pays directly to the state bar. North Carolina attorneys will be billed by the North Carolina Bar for their attendance fees after they return their annual report forms each year.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted attorneys must complete the Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Program in the year the lawyer is first required to fulfill CLE requirements. This program is only presented by the North Carolina Bar Association. Attorney Credits does not offer this newly admitted course.


We provide quality CLE that is both easy and convenient to complete, backed with the best customer experience possible. Whether you plan to earn your CLE credits at work, at home, or on the go – we make sure every step is easy and stress free.

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