Twelve credit hours every year - including 2 required hours of legal ethics.
A maximum of 6 credit hours each year. To see a list of CLE courses offered in Pennsylvania please click the following link: Pennsylvania Course List.
All of our online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.
Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadlines: Varies
Reporting Deadline: Varies
Group I: May 1 - April 30
Group II: September 1 - August 31
Group III: January 1 - December 31
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania requires newly admitted lawyers to complete the Bridge the Gap program prior to their first CLE compliance deadline.
No. The Bridge the Gap program is only presented by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
You can carry over up to 2 times the current year's requirement. You may only carry live hours forward into the succeeding 2 years. Distance Learning hours do NOT carry forward.
Yes, under the Pennsylvania 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 Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. Our automated attendance reports run on the 1st and 15th of every month and report through their website normally within two business days of the report running. 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.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board maintains a record of your CLE compliance. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board will inform you of your CLE status before the final day of your compliance period and will also provide a final compliance report after the end of the CLE compliance period. If the report indicates that you are in compliance, you do not need to take any further action. If you have not completed your required CLE, you must cure any CLE deficiency.
You can view your transcript online if you have a MyPACLE account: https://www.pacle.org/lawyer/login.
For more information about CLE in Pennsylvania, please call the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board at (800) 497-2253 or visit the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board webpage: https://www.pacle.org.
You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Pennsylvania CLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.
Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 6
Legal Ethics OR Professional Responsibility OR Substance Abuse - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2
Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: Varies
Reporting Deadline: Varies
Attorney Credits gives you the power to complete your Pennsylvania CLE courses at any time of the day or night – from the comfort of your home or office! With our state-of-the-art website and on-demand CLE courses, you can complete your CLE courses at your own pace from desktop & laptop computers, tablets and smartphones. You may choose from the following media formats for each course: streaming video, MP3 and Video Download. And you never have to worry about your PA CLE hours being accepted because Attorney Credits is an Accredited CLE Provider in Pennsylvania (#8066). Attorney Credits even reports your completed PA CLE hours to the Pennsylvania State CLE Board!
The current annual CLE requirement for all CLE Pennsylvania compliance groups is 12 hours including a minimum of 2 hours of legal ethics. All Pennsylvania attorneys have been permanently assigned to 1 of 3 PA CLE Compliance Groups chosen randomly by lawyer ID number: Group I – May 1 through April 30; Group II – September 1 through August 31, and; Group III – January 1 through December 31. If a Pennsylvania attorney fails to comply with the PA CLE Rules and Regulations, the PA CLE Board will send a report of CLE non-compliance. Lawyers taking Distance Learning CLE courses may complete 6 hours per annual Pennsylvania CLE compliance year by completing pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. Please note that any PA CLE hours earned via online CLE courses in excess of the 6 hour limit will not carry over into the next PA CLE compliance period.