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Missouri CLE

Review up-to-date Missouri CLE requirements, and select bundles or courses to achieve your Missouri CLE compliance easily.

Top Missouri CLE Questions


How many MCLE hours are required?

Fifteen credit hours every year - including 2 required hours of legal ethics, malpractice, or professionalism and 1 required hour of elimination of bias.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 6 credit hours each year.

Can Missouri attorneys complete online on-demand legal ethics courses?

The 2 required hours of either ethics, malpractice, or professionalism and 1 required hour of elimination of bias cannot be earned through on-demand online courses.

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

Attorney Credits' online and downloadable on-demand MCLE courses are considered self-study credits in Missouri.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: July 31

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys must complete 2 hours devoted exclusively to professionalism, substance abuse and mental health, legal or judicial ethics or malpractice prevention within 12 months of being admitted to the Missouri Bar. Please note that lawyers are exempt from the 15 hour annual requirement for the July 1 - June 30 MCLE reporting year that they are admitted to The Missouri Bar.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. Courses on legal ethics, malpractice, or professionalism cannot be done through on-demand online courses.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 15 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period. To determine how much credit you may carry over, see Question #10 on the MCLE FAQ on The Missouri Bar website: http://www.mobar.org/mcle/requirements.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No. Missouri 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 Missouri Bar?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to The Missouri Bar. 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?

Missouri attorneys must file the Attorney's Annual Report of Compliance with The Missouri Bar by July 31. This can be done through the bar's website at: http://www.mobar.org/mcle. Click the My MCLE link and report our credits as self-study.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Missouri, please call The Missouri Bar at (573) 638-2233 or visit The Missouri Bar MCLE webpage: http://www.mobar.org/mcle.

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

Missouri CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 15
Total Online Credits Allowed: 6

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics or Professionalism or Malpractice - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2
Elimination of Bias - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: July 31


Missouri CLE Info

Attorney Credits makes completing your Missouri CLE requirement easy, affordable and convenient. The Attorney Credits’ website is open 24/7 so you can complete your CLE on your schedule – without leaving the comfort of your home or office! You can study your Missouri CLE online with our streaming video courses, or you can download your CLE courses and study offline. You can use most computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets to complete your Missouri CLE courses at any time of the day or night. Why drive to the local bar association when you can complete your Missouri CLE online with Attorney Credits? Missouri attorneys may earn up to 6 CLE hours through Attorney Credits and online CLE courses.

Each attorney admitted to the Missouri Bar must complete 15 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each MO CLE compliance period. As part of the Missouri CLE requirement, attorneys must complete 2 hours of professionalism, ethics or malpractice prevention credit each annual CLE compliance period. The CLE compliance period in Missouri runs from July 1 - June 30. To report your Missouri CLE compliance, you must make an annual report to the Missouri Bar by July 31. Attorneys who are newly admitted to the Missouri Bar are exempt from the annual mandatory Missouri CLE requirements for the reporting year in which they are admitted. Online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses may be reported for self-study CLE credit and is subject to the 6 hour limit on self-study.