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Indiana CLE requirements

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

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Indiana CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement36 credits every 3 years (must earn at least 6 per year)
Categories33 General
3 Ethics
CLE compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE reporting deadlineDecember 31
Approved Quimbee formats
No more than 18 hours of the attorney's CLE requirements may be fulfilled by distance education. Quimbee can help you fulfill those eighteen hours!

Rule Change: In an order signed June 6, 2022, the Indiana Supreme Court has lifted the credit limit on distance education.
CarryoverCarryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee reports the previous week's attendance to the Indiana Commission on CLE each Wednesday. Attorneys may also report their attendance by logging in to the Indiana Courts Portal.

Indiana CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a Indiana-licensed attorney?

Indiana-licensed attorneys must complete 36 credits every 3 years. At least 6 credits must be completed each year. Three of the 36 credits must be ethics credits.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

Quimbee CLE courses for Indiana attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.


COVID-19 Update: The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order waiving the limit on distance education until further notice.

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend approved live, in-person courses. 
  • Attend law school courses at a law school approved by the American Bar Association. Complete a bar review course. 
  • Complete a Commission-Accredited Basic Mediation Training course. Attend Court Administration Courses. 
  •  Attend ethics-concentrated law firm management courses concentrating on trust accounting, ethical client contact, and ethical use of staff and resources. 
  • Teach or prepare materials for approved courses. 
  • Attend approved courses in Non Legal Subject Matter (NLS), such as medicine, wellness, accounting, etc.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

Indiana attorneys must complete their requirement by December 31 every 3 years.

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

No, carryover is not allowed.


Newly Admitted Attorneys

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

Newly admitted Indiana attorneys begin their educational period on January 1 following their year of admission. Newly admitted attorneys must complete an approved Applied Professionalism Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys.


CLE compliance and reporting

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

Around September 1 of each year, Indiana attorneys will receive a notice that shows their current CLE status. Any required documentation must be submitted by December 31.

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

Sponsors are responsible for reporting attendance to the Indiana Commission for CLE. Attorneys may also report their credits by logging into the Indiana Courts Portal.


Resources

Contact info

Indiana Commission for CLE 
251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 550 
Indianapolis, IN 46204 
317-232-2552

Rules & Regulations

Indiana CLE Rule