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Ohio CLE Requirements

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

Ohio CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement

24 credits every two years


2.5 Professional conduct CLE

21.5 General CLE

CLE Compliance deadline

December 31

CLE Reporting deadline

January 31

Approved Quimbee formats

COVID-19 Update: Attorneys reporting on December 31, 2021 may complete all 24 credits though self-study.

On-demand (self-study, limit 12)


12 live, general credits

CLE reporting instructions

Quimbee reports the previous week's attendance to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE through their website each Wednesday. Quimbee on-demand courses are considered self-study credit and you may earn up to 12 self-study credits per cycle. Please retain this certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

COVID-19 Update: The Ohio Supreme Court has waived the self-study cap for attorneys reporting on December 31, 2021.

Ohio CLE Requirements

Ohio attorneys must complete 24 credits every 2 years, including 2.5 professional conduct CLE credits.

COVID-19 Update: Attorneys reporting on December 31, 2021 may complete all 24 credits though self-study.

Ohio attorneys can complete up to 12 credits through Quimbee’s on-demand courses.

  • Attend approved, live courses, including live interactive webinars.
  • Teach an approved CLE course.
  • Attend law school courses at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Teach a law school course at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Publish legal writing.Perform pro bono services.

Ohio attorneys must complete their CLE requirement by December 31 of their reporting year.

Yes, up to 12 general credits from live courses may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Ohio attorneys are required to complete 12 credits of New Lawyers Training instruction during their first biennial reporting period. Three of the 12 credits must include 1 credit each in professionalism, law-office management, and client-fund management. Attorneys may meet their new lawyers training requirements by taking individual courses of their choosing.

Newly admitted Ohio attorneys may also fulfill some of their new lawyers training requirements by participating in the Ohio Supreme Court’s Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, which is administered by the Commission on Professionalism.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Ohio attorneys must review and correct their transcripts by January 31 of the year following their reporting deadline.

Quimbee reports the previous week’s attendance to the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education each Wednesday.


Commission on CLE 
30 E. Broad Street, 35th Fl. 
Columbus, OH 43266-0419 
[email protected]