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Delaware CLE requirements

Whether you're an experienced Delaware attorney or newly admitted, here's what you need to know about Delaware’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

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Delaware CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement

24 credits every 2 years

Categories

20 General CLE

4 Ethics CLE

CLE compliance deadline

December 31

CLE reporting deadline

February 1

Approved Quimbee formats

Note: As of April 6th, 2020, the in-person requirement for CLE course credit has been waived. Until further notice all 24 CLE credit hours for a reporting cycle may be obtained through online CLE.

On-demand (limit 12 credits)

Carryover

20 credits (ethics CLE credit is carried over as general credit)

CLE reporting instructions

Note: As of April 6th, 2020, the in-person requirement for CLE course credit has been waived. Until further notice all 24 CLE credit hours for a reporting cycle may be obtained through online CLE.

Quimbee reports the previous week's attendance to the Delaware State Bar Commission on Continuing Legal Education each Wednesday. Quimbee on-demand courses are considered eCLE courses and you are limited to 12 eCLE courses per reporting cycle.


Delaware CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a Delaware-licensed attorney?

Delaware-licensed attorneys are required to complete 24 credits, including 4 ethics CLE credits.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

Note: As of April 6th, 2020, the in-person requirement for CLE course credit has been waived. Until further notice all 24 CLE credit hours for a reporting cycle may be obtained through online CLE.

Each attorney licensed in Delaware is required to complete 24 credits - including 4 ethics CLE credits - and 12 of those (per reporting cycle) may be done digitally (aka eCLE).

Quimbee is an accredited provider in Delaware.

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend accredited live, in-person courses.

  • Teaching an accredited CLE activity.

  • Scholarly writing

  • Court-appointed commissions

  • Pro bono legal services

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

Delaware CLE credits must be completed by December 31.

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

Yes, up to 20 credits may be carried over to the following reporting cycle. Excess ethics CLE credits will be carried over as general CLE credit.


Newly Admitted Attorneys

I'm a new attorney. When do I report CLE credit?

Newly admitted attorneys begin their CLE requirement on January 1 of the year following the year in which they were admitted to the Delaware Bar.


CLE compliance and reporting

When do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

Course sponsors are responsible for reporting attendance to the Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education. All credits should be earned by December 31 and attorneys must verify their transcripts by March 31.

How do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

Course sponsors are responsible for reporting attendance to the Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education.
Delaware attorneys can review their CLE transcripts and certify their compliance by logging into their profile on the DE Supreme Court’s Lawyer Management System.


Resources

Contact info

Commission on CLE

200 W. 9th Street, Suite 300-B 

Wilmington, DE 19802 

302-651-3941 

[email protected]