Twelve credit hours every year - including 2 hours of legal ethics and 1 hour of technology every year. One required hour of substance abuse every 3 years.
A maximum of 6 credit hours each year. To see a list of CLE courses offered in North Carolina please click the following link: North Carolina Course List.
All of our online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education.
Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: February 28
A newly admitted attorney must complete the Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) program.
No. The Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) Program is only presented by the North Carolina Bar Association.
Yes, up to 12 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period. No more than 2 hours of legal ethics may be carried over to the next year. Please note that if you take more than 6 online hours in one compliance year, any excess hours over the 6 online hours allowed will be applied to the following compliance year and may result in compliance problems.
Yes, under the North Carolina CLE Requirements we must monitor your completion of the course. For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups to confirm that you are viewing the video. For downloadable courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these numbers 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.
Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. Our automated attendance reports run on 1st and 15th of every month and these are mailed to the state. In addition, we also maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website. Please note that 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.
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. You can review your CLE records online at: https://www.nccle.org/member-login.
For more information about CLE in North Carolina, please call the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education at (919) 733-0123 or visit the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education webpage: http://www.nccle.org.
You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the North Carolina CLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.
Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 6
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
Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: 31-Dec
Reporting Deadline: 28-Feb
With Attorney Credits convenient online, on-demand North Carolina continuing legal education (CLE) courses, North Carolina attorneys can complete their CLE requirement on their own schedule from the comfort of their home or office! Attorney Credits' online streaming video, MP3 and video download CLE courses have all been approved for CLE credit by the North Carolina State Bar CLE Department. You can access AttorneyCredits.com and complete your North Carolina State bar CLE courses on most computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones – so you can study your CLE courses where it's convenient for you! Under the North Carolina CLE Rules, attorneys may complete up to 6 CLE credits through online North Carolina CLE courses as part of the annual 12 hour CLE requirement for the state.
Attorneys in North Carolina must complete 12 hours of mandatory North Carolina state bar CLE each annual compliance period. Of the 12 mandatory NC bar CLE hours, 2 hours must be in the area of legal ethics or professionalism. In addition, North Carolina attorneys must also complete at least 1 hour on Substance Abuse and Debilitating Mental Conditions every 3 calendar year. This hour is credited to the 12 hour NC CLE requirement for the annual compliance year, but NOT to the two hour legal ethics requirement. Attorneys in North Carolina may complete up to 6 hours of the required 12 hours, including 2 hours of legal ethics, with online North Carolina CLE courses. All of Attorney Credits' North Carolina CLE courses have been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Department of Continuing Legal Education.