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Missouri CLE requirements

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

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Missouri CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement

15 credits every year


11 General CLE

2 Professionalism, substance abuse, mental health, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention

1 Elimination of bias

CLE compliance deadline

June 30th

June 30

CLE reporting deadlineJuly 31st

July 31

Approved Quimbee formats

On-demand (General CLE credit only; limit to 6)


15 live credits

CLE reporting instructionsMissouri is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the Missouri Bar. Quimbee on-demand courses are considered self-study credit and you may earn up to 6 self-study credits each reporting year. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Missouri CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a Missouri-licensed attorney?

Missouri-licensed attorneys are required to complete 12 credits each year, including 2 credits in the areas of professionalism, substance abuse, mental health, legal or judicial ethics, or malpractice prevention and 1 elimination of bias credit.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

Missouri attorneys can complete up to 6 general CLE credits through Quimbee’s on-demand courses.

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend approved, live, in-person CLE courses.
  • Teach an approved CLE course.
  • Write legal materials published by an accredited or identified sponsor, a professional journal, or as a monograph.
  • Serve as a member of the general assembly.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

June 30th

Missouri attorneys must complete their MCLE requirement by June 30.

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

Yes, up to 15 live credit hours can be carried over to the next reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

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

Newly admitted Missouri attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement in the year in which they were admitted.

CLE compliance and reporting

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

July 31st

Attorneys must submit their Annual Report of Compliance by July 31.

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

Attorneys can submit their Annual Report of Compliance electronically by logging into their profile on the Missouri Bar website.


Contact info

The Missouri Bar 

326 Monroe Street 

Jefferson City, MO 65102 


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