Connecticut MCLE FAQ


How many MCLE hours are required?

Twelve (12) credit hours every year ? including two (2) required hours of legal ethics.

Is there a special MCLE requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

No, there is no special requirement for newly admitted attorneys.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All twelve (12) credit hours. To see a list of MCLE courses offered in Connecticut please click the following link: Connecticut Course List

How do Attorney Credits? MCLE courses qualify for credit in Connecticut?

There is no formal approval process for organizations that want to provide MCLE courses in Connecticut. If an organization?s MCLE program or course has been approved by the authority authorized to approve MCLE courses in another jurisdiction, then the organization?s MCLE course is automatically approved in Connecticut. Our courses are approved in multiple jurisdictions, therefore, our courses qualify for CLE credit in Connecticut.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 10

When are newly admitted attorneys required to begin completing the MCLE requirement?

Newly admitted attorneys must complete the 12 required MCLE hours in the calendar year following their admission to the Connecticut Bar Association. For example, Connecticut lawyers admitted in 2017 are not required to take courses for MCLE credit until 2018. They would then report that they have completed the hours when they register in 2019. If newly admitted attorneys complete MCLE courses in the year in which they are admitted or certified, then they can carry over two hours of credits to the following year.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to two (2) credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No, Connecticut attorneys monitor their own progress and verify their own completion once the course has been completed.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the State of Connecticut Grievance Committee?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the State of Connecticut Grievance Committee. Connecticut attorneys are required to self-report their overall MCLE compliance on the annual registration form. 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?

Connecticut attorneys are required to self-report their overall MCLE compliance on the annual registration form that is mailed in January.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Connecticut, please call the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch at (860) 568-5157 or visit the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch webpage:

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

General FAQ

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