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Minnesota CLE requirements

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

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Minnesota CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement45 credits every 3 years
Categories40 General 
3 Ethics 
2 Elimination of Bias
CLE compliance deadlineJune 30
CLE reporting deadlineAugust 31
Approved Quimbee formatsCLE Courses for Minnesota attorneys are now available! Minnesota attorneys can earn 30 of their 45 required credits through eCLE.
CarryoverNo, carryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsLawyers report attendance by logging into OASIS Attorney Record.

Minnesota CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a Minnesota-licensed attorney?

Minnesota-licensed attorneys must complete 45 credit hours every 3 years, including at least 3 ethics credits and 2 elimination of bias credits.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

CLE Courses for Minnesota attorneys are now available! Minnesota attorneys can earn 30 of their 45 required credits through eCLE.

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend approved, live CLE courses. 
  • Teach approved, live CLE courses. 
  • Perform Pro Bono legal representation. 
  • Attend courses at universities.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

Each Minnesota-licensed attorney is placed in a CLE category for reporting CLE. Categories 1, 2, or 3 correspond with the 3-year CLE reporting cycle. The attorney’s category is assigned by the date of admission to the Minnesota bar. 
  • Category 1 lawyers report their CLE in 2021 and 2024, etc. 
  • Category 2 lawyers report in 2022 and 2025, etc. 
  • Category 3 lawyers report in 2020, 2023, and 2026, etc.

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?

New lawyers have a full three year reporting period, plus the balance of the year that the lawyer is admitted. Courses taken after bar admission, but prior to the start of the initial reporting period, may be used for the initial reporting period.

CLE compliance and reporting

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

Lawyers may report CLE attendance at any time during the reporting period and all CLE attendance must be reported for the 3 year period by August 31 of the last year of the assigned reporting period.

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

Attendance may be reported online by logging into the OASIS Attorney Record.

Resources

Contact info

Minnesota State Board of CLE 
25 Constitution Avenue, Suite 110 
St. Paul, MN 55155 
651-297-7100
651-296-5866