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West Virginia CLE requirements

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

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West Virginia CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement24 credits every 2 years
Categories21 General CLE
CLE compliance deadline

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of West Virginia has temporarily waived the online and in-house credit limitation for the 2020-2022 reporting period ending June 30, 2022. West Virginia attorneys may earn part or all of the required 24 credits through approved video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training, or in-house courses.

June 30 (even years)

CLE reporting deadline

COVID-19 UPDATEThe Supreme Court of West Virginia has temporarily waived the online and in-house credit limitation for the 2020-2022 reporting period ending June 30, 2022. West Virginia attorneys may earn part or all of the required 24 credits through approved video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training, or in-house courses.

July 31 

Approved Quimbee formatsCOVID-19 UPDATEThe Supreme Court of West Virginia has temporarily waived the online and in-house credit limitation for the 2020-2022 reporting period ending June 30, 2022. West Virginia attorneys may earn part or all of the required 24 credits through approved video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training, or in-house courses.

12 credits on-demand
Carryover6 General CLE credits
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee reports the previous week's attendance to the West Virginia State Bar each Wednesday. Please retain this certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

West Virginia CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a West Virginia-licensed attorney?

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

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

COVID-19 UPDATEThe Supreme Court of West Virginia has temporarily waived the online and in-house credit limitation for the 2020-2022 reporting period ending June 30, 2022. West Virginia attorneys may earn part or all of the required 24 credits through approved video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training, or in-house courses.

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

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • 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.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

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

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

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

Newly Admitted Attorneys

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

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

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

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

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

Providers report attendance to the West Virginia State Bar.

Resources

Contact info

WV MCLE Commission

2000 Deitrick Blvd 

Charleston, WV 25311-1231 

304-553-7220 

Angela Volk

Compliance Coordinator

[email protected]

Rules & Regulations

WV MCLE Rules