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Illinois CLE

Review up-to-date Illinois MCLE requirements, and select bundles or courses to achieve your Illinois State Bar CLE compliance easily.

Top Illinois MCLE Requirement Questions

TOP ILLINOIS MCLE QUESTIONS

How many MCLE hours are required?

Thirty credit hours every 2 years - including 4 required hours of Professional Responsibility, 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance.

How many MCLE hours can I take through this site?

All 30 credit hours.

How do these MCLE courses qualify for credit in Illinois?

Attorney Credits is an Accredited CLE Provider in Illinois (ATT0001). All of our online on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: 2 years
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: July 31
Reporting Group A-M: even years
Reporting Group N-Z: odd years

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys must complete a total of 15 MCLE hours - which can include a 6 hour Basic Skills course OR a mentoring program approved by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; and at least 9 hours of general or Professional Responsibility MCLE hours. Please note that only the 6 hour Basic Skills requirement may be satisfied prior to being sworn into the bar. Credits must be completed by the last day of the month one year after admission to the Illinois Bar. For full details please see Illinois' FAQ.

Do you offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. We do not offer an Illinois approved Basic Skills course.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 10 general CLE hours may be carried over to the next compliance period - including excess professional responsibility, mental health & substance abuse and diversity & inclusion hours.

Do you verify my completion?

No, Illinois attorneys monitor their own progress and must report to the MCLE Board within 31 days of their compliance deadline.

Do you report my MCLE hours to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois?

Yes. We report CLE attendance. This report is for the MCLE Board's records, if an attorney is audited the MCLE Board they will have a report of credits earned from Attorney Credits. Our automated attendance reports run on the 1st and weekly on Thursday.

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

If you have completed your CLE requirement and your My MCLE transcript is complete you do not need to report compliance. Illinois attorneys that are not in compliance must request a grace period extension on the board's website. Here is the link to the MCLE Board website: https://www.mcleboard.org/

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Illinois, please call the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois at (312) 924-2420 or visit the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois webpage: https://www.mcleboard.org/

You may also contact iCourse by phone. For further assistance and information about the Illinois MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 903-5005.

Illinois CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 30
Total Online Credits Allowed: 30

Specialty Requirements

Professional Responsibility - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 4
Diversity & Inclusion - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1
Mental Health & Substance Abuse - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 2 years
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: July 31
Reporting Group A-M: even years
Reporting Group N-Z: odd years

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Illinois CLE Info

As an approved Illinois MCLE provider, Attorney Credits lets you study your Illinois CLE courses from just about anywhere at any time of the day or night. Illinois attorneys can satisfy all IL CLE requirements through Attorney Credits' streaming video, video download and CD courses. There is no limit to the amount of CLE hours an Illinois attorney can earn by viewing or listening to online CLE courses. All of Attorney Credits' Illinois CLE courses have been specifically designed to meet the Illinois interactivity requirement. Attorney Credits is an Accredited CLE Provider in Illinois and our IL MCLE courses are deemed pre-approved by the Illinois MCLE Board.

Illinois attorneys must complete 30 CLE hours every 2 years as part of the Illinois CLE requirements, including 6 hours of Professional Responsibility. The mandatory compliance deadline is June 30 and the Illinois MCLE reporting deadline is July 31. If your last name starts with A-M, your two-year IL CLE compliance period begins July 1 of even numbered years. If your last name starts with N-Z, your two-year IL CLE compliance period begins July 1 of odd numbered years. While Attorney Credits reports your completed courses to the MCLE Board, pursuant to the Illinois MCLE Rule 796, Illinois attorneys are responsible for their own record keeping of CLE activities completed. The IL MCLE Board will only request certificates of attendance in the event that the attorney is audited. The certificates of completion issued by Attorney Credits should be maintained to verify Illinois CLE compliance. For questions about your specific requirements please contact the Illinois MCLE Board at (312) 924-2420 or go to: https://www.mcleboard.org Contact us with any questions about our Illinois CLE courses.