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Washington CLE

Top Washington CLE Questions


How many MCLE hours are required?

Forty-five credit hours every 3 years - including a minimum of 6 hours of legal ethics and 15 hours of law & legal procedures. Effective September 1, 2022 at least one hour of the ethics must be in the topic of equity, inclusion, and the mitigation of both implicit and explicit bias in the legal profession and the practice of law.

How many MCLE hours can attorneys take through Attorney Credits?

All 45 credit hours can be taken online.

Can LLLTs and LPOs complete courses accredited for MCLE credit in Washington to fulfill their continuing education requirement?

Yes, LLLTs (Limited License Legal Technicians) and LPOs (Limited Practice Officers) may complete MCLE courses that have been approved for MCLE credit in Washington. LLLTs and LPOs must complete 30 credit hours each 3 year compliance period.

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

Attorney Credits is an Accredited Sponsor of MCLE in Washington. All of our online and downloadable MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the Washington State Bar Association.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: 3 years
Compliance Deadlines: December 31
Reporting Deadline: February 1

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

There are no special requirements for newly admitted attorneys. Please note that newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the MCLE requirement for the calendar year of admission.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, a maximum of 15 carryover hours can be carried over to the next reporting period, including 2 hours of legal ethics.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No, Washington 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 Washington MCLE Board?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the Washington MCLE Board. Washington attorneys are required to self-report their hours. We do maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I self-report my MCLE hours and review my MCLE transcript?

You can self-report your MCLE hours and review your MCLE transcript on the Washington State Bar Association website: http://www.mywsba.org.

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

Each Washington attorney must submit an MCLE compliance certification form by February 1 following the end of the lawyer's three-year reporting period.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Washington, please call the WSBA Service Center at 800-945-WSBA (9722) or visit the Washington MCLE webpage: http://www.wsba.org/Licensing-and-Lawyer-Conduct/MCLE.

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

Washington CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 45
Total Online Credits Allowed: 45

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 5
Equity, Inclusion and Mitigation of Implicit and Explicit Bias (WA) - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 3 years
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: February 1


Washington CLE Info

Attorney Credits makes completing your mandatory Washington State Bar Association CLE credits convenient, affordable and easy! With Attorney Credits' convenient website and on-demand programming, you can complete your Washington CLE courses at your own pace from desktop & laptop computers, tablets or smartphones in the following media formats: streaming video, MP3 download, Video Download, USB and MP3 Player. Attorney Credits is an Approved CLE Provider in Washington and all our CLE courses have been approved by the WSBA (Washington State Bar Association). Washington attorneys may satisfy all 45 hours of the CLE requirement on-demand through Attorney Credits' online and offline CLE courses, including the Washington specialty CLE requirement.

Washington attorneys must complete 45 CLE hours each compliance period, including 6 hours of legal ethics and 15 hours of law and legal procedure hours. WSBA members are divided into 3 reporting groups based on the year of admission and the deadline for reporting mandatory WA CLE compliance is February 1. You may complete all 45 Washington CLE credit hours by completing online & downloadable CLE courses. A maximum of 15 hours can be carried over to the next reporting period, including 2 hours of legal ethics. Attorney Credits includes high-quality written materials containing practice documents, case law, statutes and commentary along with every audio and video WA CLE course.