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Florida CLE Requirements

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

Florida CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement33 credits every 3 years
Categories1 professionalism 
4 legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness 
3 technology 
25 general
CLE Compliance deadlineCOVID-19 Update: The Florida Bar has extended the deadlines for members with three-year cycle CLE reporting ending February through November 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Each attorney is assigned a date to complete CLE credits. Dates are staggered to balance the number of members reporting each month.
CLE Reporting deadlineMust report by the last day of assigned month.
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Florida attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.
CarryoverNo, carryover is not allowed
CLE reporting instructionsAttorneys must report their own attendance to the Florida Bar by logging in to their member portal.

Florida CLE Requirements

Florida-licensed attorneys must complete 33 credits every 3 years. Those 33 credits must include 5 credits in the areas of ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse or mental illness awareness and 3 credits in technology.

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  • Attend approved CLE courses, in person or delivered via live or recorded technology.

  • Lecturing at an approved CLE program

  • Serving as a workshop leader or panel member

  • Writing and publishing in a professional publication or journal

  • Teaching (graduate law or law school courses)

  • University attendance (graduate law or law school courses)

Each member of the Florida Bar is assigned a date to complete CLE credits. Dates are staggered to balance the number of members reporting each month. At least three months prior to the end of your reporting cycle, you will receive an email reminding you of your due date.

No, carryover is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Florida attorneys must complete two phases of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. Phase I must be completed within 12 months of being admitted to the Florida Bar.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Florida attorneys must by report that they have completed their CLE requirement by the last day of the member’s assigned month.

Throughout the reporting cycle, Florida attorneys can post the CLE credits that they earn by logging in to their Member Portal and entering the course reference number from the course provider.

Resources

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