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Pennsylvania CLE

Top PA CLE Questions


How many CLE hours are required?

Twelve credit hours every year - including 2 required hours of legal ethics.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

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.

How do Attorney Credits' CLE courses qualify for credit in Pennsylvania?

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.

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadlines: Varies
Reporting Deadline: Varies

What are the compliance groups?

Group I: May 1 - April 30
Group II: September 1 - August 31
Group III: January 1 - December 31

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania requires newly admitted lawyers to complete the Bridge the Gap program prior to their first CLE compliance deadline.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. The Bridge the Gap program is only presented by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

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.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

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.

Does Attorney Credits report my CLE hours to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board?

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.

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

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.

How can I review a copy of my CLE record?

You can view your transcript online if you have a MyPACLE account: https://www.pacle.org/lawyer/login.

Who do I contact for more information?

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.

PA CLE Requirements

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State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 6

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics OR Professional Responsibility OR Substance Abuse - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: Varies
Reporting Deadline: Varies


Pennsylvania CLE Info

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.