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Puerto Rico CLE

Top Puerto Rico CLE Questions


How many CLE hours are required?

24 hours every 3 years - including at least 4 required hours of Legal Ethics. Also, if you are admitted to the notary practice you must complete 6 hours in notary law credits.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 24 credit hours may be taken online through Attorney Credits.

Does Attorney Credits offer notary law credits?

No, Attorney Credits does not offer notary law credits.

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

All of our online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Program.

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: 3 years
Compliance Deadline: The last day of the month prior to the attorney's birthday month. For example, if the birthday of an attorney is on April 9, his compliance deadline is on March 31.
Reporting Deadline: The last day of the month prior to the attorney's birthday month.

Is there a special requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

No. Newly admitted attorneys are granted an exoneration of 3 years following the date in which they took their oath and were admitted to the practice in Puerto Rico.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, attorneys can carry over up to 24 excess CLE hours into the next reporting cycle.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Puerto Rico 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 state bar?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the Puerto Rico Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Program. Our automated attendance reports run on the 1st and 15th of each month and are emailed and mailed to Puerto Rico normally within two business days of the report running.

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

You must fill out and return a compliance report at the end of each two year compliance cycle. The compliance report must be returned within 30 days after the end of your compliance period.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about CLE in Puerto Rico, please call the Oficina de Administración de los Tribunales at (787) 641-6604 or visit La Rama Judicial website: http://www.ramajudicial.pr.

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

Puerto Rico CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 24
Total Online Credits Allowed: 24

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 4

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 3 years
Compliance Deadline: Last day month prior to birth month
Reporting Deadline: Last day of month prior to birth month


Puerto Rico CLE Info

Complete all of your required 24 Puerto Rico CLE credits online with Attorney Credits. Puerto Rico requires that you complete 24 hours of continuing legal education courses every 3 years, including 4 hours of ethics. If you are a notary you must complete 6 hours of notary law credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not required to complete CLE in their first 3 years after being admitted to the bar.