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West Virginia CLE Requirements

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

West Virginia CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement24 credits every 2 years
Categories21 General
3 Ethics
CLE Compliance deadline

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE compliance deadline to September 30, 2020.

June 30 (even years)

CLE Reporting deadline

COVID-19 UPDATEThe Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE reporting deadline to September 30, 2020.

July 31 

Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for West Virginia attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has waived the requirement for in-person courses for the 2018-2020 reporting periods

On-demand (limit 12 credits)
Carryover6 General credits
CLE reporting instructionsProviders report attendance to the West Virginia State Bar.

West Virginia CLE Requirements

West Virginia attorneys must complete 24 credits, including 3 ethics credits, every 2 years.

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

**COVID-19 UPDATE**: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has waived the requirement for in-person courses for the 2018-2020 reporting periods.

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

  • Attend approved, live CLE courses.

  • Attend bar review courses for jurisdictions other than West Virginia.

  • Teaching an approved CLE course.

  • Publish legal writing.

  • Attend Bar Committee meetings.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE compliance deadline to September 30, 2020.

West Virginia attorneys must complete their CLE requirements by June 30 in even years.

Yes, up to 6 general credits can be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted West Virginia attorneys are required to complete a mandatory Bridge the Gap course within 24 months after admission to the West Virginia State Bar.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has extended the CLE reporting deadline to September 30, 2020.

All credits must be reported by July 31 in even years.

Providers report attendance to the West Virginia State Bar.

Resources

WV MCLE Commission

2000 Deitrick Blvd 

Charleston, WV 25311-1231 

304-553-7220 

Angela Volk

Compliance Coordinator

[email protected]

Newest West Virginia courses