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California MCLE Rules Overview

National Academy of Continuing Legal Education is a CLE provider accredited by the California State Bar, Provider #11481. You can find our CLE provider listing on the California Bar website at: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/cert_detail.aspx?PID=11481&SpecCode=.

California attorneys must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours of approved continuing legal education activities every 3 years including at least 4 hours of Ethics, 1 hour of Substance Abuse Prevention and 2 hours of Elimination of Bias. Additionally, at least one of the hours in Elimination of Bias must be an approved Implicit Bias program.

At least 12.5 of the credit hours must be in a "Participatory" format. The remaining hours can be in a self-study format.

California attorneys may earn all 25 hours with the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Our Online and iOS/Android App platforms are automatically deemed participatory and our Audio CDs, DVDs, USB Stick, and MP3/MP4 downloaded courses are also considered participatory when accompanied by an online witness affirmation.

California MCLE rules do not allow carryover. Credit for participating in a CLE activity may not be earned forward from one compliance period to another.

Members are required to comply online under “My State Bar Profile” www.calbar.ca.gov by attesting under penalty of perjury that the member has complied with the education requirement or is exempt and the nature of the exemption. Attorneys who are unable to comply online must contact the State Bar’s Member Services Center 888-800-3400.

National Academy of Continuing Legal Education is a CLE provider accredited by the California State Bar, Provider #11481. You can find our CLE provider listing on the California Bar website at: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/cert_detail.aspx?PID=11481&SpecCode=.

California attorneys must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours of approved continuing legal education activities every 3 years including at least 4 hours of Ethics, 1 hour of Substance Abuse Prevention and 2 hours of Elimination of Bias. Additionally, at least one of the hours in Elimination of Bias must be an approved Implicit Bias program.

At least 12.5 of the credit hours must be in a "Participatory" format. The remaining hours can be in a self-study format.

California attorneys are assigned a compliance group based on the first letter of their last name.

  • Attorneys with last names beginning with A-G are assigned to Group 1 whose current compliance period is 2/1/2019-1/31/2022
  • Attorneys with last names beginning with H-M are assigned to Group 2 whose current compliance period is 2/1/2021-1/31/2024
  • Attorneys with last names beginning with N-Z are assigned to Group 3 whose current compliance period is 2/1/2020-1/31/2023

The deadline to report your compliance is on 2/1, one day after your compliance deadline.

California attorneys are assigned to a compliance group only once and always remain in that same group, even if the member subsequently changes his/her last name.

The State Bar of California has increased its Elimination of Bias requirement from one credit to two, with one credit focusing on Implicit Bias. California attorneys are still required to take a minimum of 25 total credits. This rule goes into effect starting with attorneys whose compliance period ends on 1/31/23.

CA paralegals are required to take 15 CLE credits every 2 years. CA paralegals can take any of our courses to satisfy their MCLE requirement.

  • Deadline: Every 3 years on 1/31 (compliance group by last name)
  • Total Credits: 25
  • Ethics: 4
  • Substance Abuse Prevention: 1
  • Elimination of Bias: 2
  • Implicit Bias: 1

California attorneys may earn all 25 hours with the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Our Online and iOS/Android App platforms are automatically deemed participatory and our Audio CDs, DVDs, USB Stick, and MP3/MP4 downloaded courses are also considered participatory when accompanied by an online witness affirmation.

California MCLE rules do not allow carryover. Credit for participating in a CLE activity may not be earned forward from one compliance period to another.

Members are required to comply online under “My State Bar Profile” www.calbar.ca.gov by attesting under penalty of perjury that the member has complied with the education requirement or is exempt and the nature of the exemption. Attorneys who are unable to comply online must contact the State Bar’s Member Services Center 888-800-3400.

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