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Wisconsin CLE requirements

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

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Wisconsin CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement30 credits every 2 years
Categories27 General
3 Ethics
CLE compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE reporting deadlineFebruary 1
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Wisconsin attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has lifted the restriction on on-demand courses. Attorneys with a 12/31/20 deadline may complete all 30 credits through online courses. Ethics credits must be completed via live, online courses. 

On-demand (limit 15)
Carryover15 General credits
CLE reporting instructionsWisconsin attorneys must report their attendance online at the Board of Bar Examiners CLE Reporting System.

Wisconsin CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a Wisconsin-licensed attorney?

Wisconsin attorneys must complete 30 credits, including 3 ethics credits, every 2 years.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

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

COVID-19 UPDATEThe Supreme Court of Wisconsin has lifted the restriction on on-demand courses. Attorneys with a 12/31/20 deadline may complete all 30 credits through online courses. Ethics credits must be completed via live, online courses. 

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend approved, live CLE courses.

  • Teach approved CLE courses.

  • Teach a law school course at an ABA-accredited law school.

  • Publish legal writing.

  • Perform pro bono services.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

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

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 Wisconsin attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement during the year in which they are admitted.

CLE compliance and reporting

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

Wisconsin attorneys must report their CLE credits by February 1 following their reporting year.

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

Wisconsin attorneys must report their attendance online at the Board of Bar Examiners CLE Reporting System.

Resources

Contact info

Board of Examiners

Lenney Bldg. 

110 E. Main Street, Suite 715 

Madison, WI 53703-3328 

608-266-9760