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State FAQ

Check Texas Bar MCLE requirements, reporting, deadlines, and the most current Texas CLE compliance details.


How many MCLE hours are required?

Fifteen credit hours every year - including 3 required hours of legal ethics.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 15 credit hours can be taken online.

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

All of our online and downloadable on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadlines: Last day of month preceding birth month
Reporting Deadline: Last day of month of attorney's birth month

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys must complete "A Guide to the Basics of Law Practice" in addition to the regular Texas MCLE requirement.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

"A Guide to the Basics of Law Practice" is only offered by the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. Newly admitted attorneys may complete Attorney Credits' MCLE courses to fulfill their regular portion of the Texas MCLE requirement.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, 15 hour may be carried over, including 3 hours of legal ethics.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No. Texas 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 State Bar of Texas?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the State Bar of Texas. Our automated attendance reports are emailed to the State Bar of Texas every Monday. However, since Texas is a self-reporting state you must verify the receipt of this compliance information because Texas attorneys are ultimately responsible for reporting completion of their continuing education requirement to the State Bar of Texas.

PLEASE NOTE: We report on Monday for all courses completed the previous Monday 12:00:01 AM to Sunday 12:59:59 PM. If you don't complete your Texas courses before the last Sunday of the month you must self-report. Example: If your deadline is Thursday and you finish your courses on Tuesday you must self-report the courses to the State Bar of Texas yourself, since the next time we report, your deadline will have passed. We are not responsible if your courses are submitted past your reporting deadline. To self report your MCLE hours please click this link: https://www.texasbar.com.

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

Your MCLE Annual Verification Report will be mailed to you 8 weeks prior to your birth month. You must review this report carefully for both accuracy and completeness. If the Verification Report indicates that you have completed the required MCLE hours, then no further action is required. If you have NOT completed or reported the minimum 15 hours by the last day of your compliance period, the State Bar of Texas will send you a reminder Notice by the beginning of your birth month. This period is considered a grace period and you will be given this period in order to comply with the MCLE requirements without a penalty. If you do not complete and report at least 15 hours of MCLE by the last day of your birth month grace period then you will be in non-compliance and subject to a penalty.

How can I review my MCLE record and self-report my hours?

You can view your transcript online and report hours on My Bar Page on the State Bar of Texas website: https://www.texasbar.com.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Texas, please call the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department at (512) 427-1806 or visit the State Bar of Texas MCLE webpage: https://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/ForLawyers/MCLE1/YourMCLEHours/default.htm.

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


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