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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.

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

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware has waived the in-person CLE requirement for the two year reporting period ending on December 31, 2021.


On-demand (limit 12 credits)

Carryover

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

CLE reporting instructions

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. 

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Delaware has temporarily waived the 12 live credit requirement for the reporting cycle ending on 12/31/21 and all credits in that cycle may be earned through eCLE courses. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.


Delaware CLE Requirements

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

COVID-19 Update: Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the requirement that at least 12 CLE credits must be earned by attending in person, live CLE approved courses has been waived for the two year period ending December 31, 2021. All 24 CLE credits for that two-year period may be satisfied by Quimbee’s CLE courses. 


  • Attend accredited live, in-person courses.

  • Teaching an accredited CLE activity.

  • Scholarly writing

  • Court-appointed commissions

  • Pro bono legal services

Delaware CLE credits must be completed by December 31.

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

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

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.

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

Commission on CLE

200 W. 9th Street, Suite 300-B 

Wilmington, DE 19802 

302-651-3941 

[email protected]