North Dakota CLE requirements

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

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North Dakota CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement

45 credits every 3 years


42 General CLE

3 Ethics CLE

CLE compliance deadline

June 30
CLE reporting deadline

 July 31
Approved Quimbee formats
On-Demand (limit 30)

Live Webcasts

15 general CLE credits

CLE reporting instructionsNorth Dakota is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the State Bar Association of North Dakota. Quimbee on-demand courses are considered self-study credit and you may earn up to 30 self-study credits each reporting cycle. 

North Dakota CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a North Dakota-licensed attorney?

North Dakota attorneys are required to complete 45 credits every 3 years, including 3 ethics CLE credits.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

North Dakota will accept courses that have been approved by another MCLE jurisdiction for credit. Quimbee's on-demand courses and live webcasts North Dakota attorneys can complete up to 30 credits through Quimbee’s on-demand courses and live webcasts are approved in multiple MCLE jurisdictions. North Dakota-licensed attorneys can fulfill their requirement by completing up to 30 on-demand courses and at least 15 live webcasts.

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend approved, live CLE courses.
  • Teach an approved CLE course.
  • Attend arbitration/mediation training.
  • Complete Bar Review courses.
  • Teaching law school courses at an ABA-approved law school.
  • Attend graduate-level courses.
  • Publish law review and other legal publications.
  • Perform pro bono work.
  • Participate in the State Bar Association of North Dakota Mentorship Program.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

North Dakota attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by June 30 of the last year of their 3-year reporting cycle.

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

Yes, up to 15 general credits may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

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

Newly admitted attorneys may carry over credits completed after August 1 of the year of their admission.

CLE compliance and reporting

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

North Dakota attorneys must certify their compliance with the CLE requirement by July 31 of the last year of their reporting period.

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

North Dakota attorneys should log into their profile and report completion of self-study credits. Attorneys must also certify completion of the requirement on the Report of Compliance and return it to the North Dakota Commission on CLE by July 31 of their reporting year.


Contact info

North Dakota CLE Commission 

PO Box 2136 

Bismark, ND 58502