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State FAQ

Check Arizona Bar MCLE requirements, reporting, deadlines, and the most current Arizona CLE compliance details.


How many MCLE hours are required?

Fifteen credit hours - including 3 hours of Professional Responsibility or Legal Ethics.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 15 credit hours can be taken for Arizona.

How do Attorney Credits' MCLE courses qualify for credit in Arizona?

Arizona does not certify MCLE courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review Arizona MCLE regulations and make their own determination that courses qualify for credit towards their MCLE requirements. Many MCLE providers routinely meet the standards of Arizona MCLE Rule 45. Attorney Credits is an approved provider in numerous states across the country and currently offers MCLE in 48 states.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: September 15

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted Arizona attorneys are required within one year after being admitted to the practice of law to complete the State Bar's course on professionalism, or an equivalent course on the principles of professionalism approved or licensed by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona. If you go inactive on admission, you are exempt but shall complete the course within 12 months once you become active in Arizona. If you don't live in or practice in Arizona you are exempt from completing the course, however, if you become a resident or commence practicing in Arizona you must complete the course.

New members registered with the Bar during the first half of an educational year (July to December) have a reduced requirement of 10 total hours, of which a minimum of two need to be professional responsibility/ethics. New members admitted to the Bar during the second half of an educational year (January to June) have no CLE requirement for that year.

Does Attorney Credits offer the Professionalism course for newly admitted attorneys?

No. The course may not be completed online.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, 15 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period. Arizona attorneys may carry over 3 credit hours of professional responsibility or legal ethics.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Arizona MCLE requirements we must monitor your course attendance and completion. For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups during the video to confirm that you are viewing the course. For downloadable MCLE courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these number codes down and then enter them on our website after you complete the course to obtain your course certificate. Please note that the date you enter the codes and get the certificate is the date that will be printed on the certificate.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the State Bar of Arizona?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your compliance to the State Bar of Arizona. Arizona attorneys are required to self-report their hours. We do maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report the completion of my MCLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

The annual MCLE compliance period in Arizona is from July 1 to the following June 30. Arizona attorneys must file MCLE affidavits through the Arizona Bar's website by September 15 of each year. The online electronic affidavit is available at: https://login.azbar.org.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Arizona, please call the State Bar of Arizona at (602) 252-4804 or visit the State Bar of Arizona website: https://www.azbar.org/licensing-compliance/mcle/.

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Arizona MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.


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