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Summer CLE Deadlines by State

Posted on 06/14/21 By Brittany K. King


CLE is not standardized in the United States and, because of this, specific reporting requirements vary by state. Some require upwards of 120 credits per reporting period while other states do not enforce CLE at all. 

However, many states have standard CLE deadlines on June 30th or July 31st.

In some states, CLE reporting periods depend on your assigned compliance group, the date your license was originally issued, or your birthdate — meaning your deadline could be as early as June or as late as August. 

Do you have CLE requirements to fulfill by this summer? See if your state has upcoming deadlines below.

This post was last updated on February 2, 2021.

 

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States with June and July CLE Deadlines

The following is a list of states with CLE deadlines on June 30th or July 31st, or whose deadlines may fall on or around these dates due to special circumstances. 

 


Arizona CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 15


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 3 professional responsibility/ethics courses

 


Arkansas CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 12

Specialty credit requirements:

  • 1 ethics credit

 


Florida* CLE Requirements

Deadline: *Deadlines are the same as your date issued
Reporting period: 3 years
Credit requirement: 33

Specialty credit requirements:

  • 5 ethics, professionalism, substance abuse or mental illness credits
  • 3 credits in approved technical programs

 


Illinois CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 2 years
Credit requirement: 30

Specialty credit requirements:

  • 6 credits in professional responsibility; out of six required, 1 must be in diversity and inclusion and 1 must be in mental health or substance abuse

 


Kansas CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 12


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 2 ethics credits  

 


Kentucky CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 12


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 2 ethics credits

 


Minnesota CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 3 years
Credit requirement: 45


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 3 ethics credit
  • 2 elimination of bias credits

 


Mississippi CLE Requirements

Deadline: July 31st
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 12


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 1 credit in legal ethics, professional responsibility, professionalism, malpractice prevention, substance abuse, or mental health

 


Missouri CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 15


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 2 ethics credits; 1 hour must be on explicit or implicit bias, diversity, inclusion, or cultural competency 

 


New Hampshire CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 12


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 2 ethics credits

 


New York* CLE Requirements

Deadline: *Deadline is within 30 days of your birth month
Reporting period: 2 years
Credit requirement: 24


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 4 ethics and professionalism credits
  • 1 credit in diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias

 


North Dakota CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 3 years
Credit requirement: 45


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 3 ethics credits

 


Pennsylvania* CLE Requirements

Deadline: *Group 2 has a deadline of August 31st
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 12


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 2 ethics credits



Rhode Island CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 10


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 2 ethics credits


Deadlines may be changed or affected by changes as a result of COVID-19. Click here for further details.

 


Texas* CLE Requirements

Deadline: *Deadline is last day of your birth month  
Reporting period: 1 year
Credit requirement: 15


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 3 legal ethics or professional responsibility credits

 


Utah CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 2 years
Credit requirement: 24


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 3 legal ethics or professional responsibility credits
    • 1 of the 3 hours must be in professionalism and civility 

 


Vermont CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: 2 years
Credit requirement: 24


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 2 ethics credits

 


West Virginia CLE Requirements

Deadline: June 30th
Reporting period: Even years
Credit requirement: 24


Specialty credit requirements:

  • 3 credits in ethics, office management, substance abuse, and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession 

 


 

 

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