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CLE Reciprocity | Find States Supporting CLE Reciprocity

CLE Reciprocity | Find States Supporting CLE Reciprocity

Find States Supporting CLE Reciprocity


Finding the time to fit your continuing legal education (CLE) requirements into your busy schedule is never an easy task. And if you’re licensed in multiple states, your CLE obligations can seem insurmountable. Luckily, many states support CLE reciprocity, allowing you to apply CLE credits earned in one jurisdiction to your CLE requirements in another. Below, we’ve compiled a list of states that support CLE reciprocity, along with details on how to receive credit via reciprocity.

Alabama CLE Reciprocity


Alabama does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Alaska CLE Reciprocity


The Alaska Bar Association accepts any CLE course that has been approved by a jurisdiction that requires CLE. For more information, visit the Alaska Bar Association’s website.

Arizona CLE Reciprocity


The State Bar of Arizona does not approve MCLE programs. Instead, Arizona’s MCLE Regulations set broad standards by which attorneys themselves can evaluate the legitimacy of CLE activities. Attorneys must then report their CLE activities by affidavit. For more information, visit the State Bar of Arizona’s website.

Arkansas CLE Reciprocity


According to Rule 4.03 of the Regulations of the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board, an Arkansas attorney who attends an out-of-state CLE program that has been approved by the other jurisdiction is entitled to Arkansas CLE credit for the program. 

California CLE Reciprocity


A California attorney may earn California MCLE credit for out-of-state CLE activities if the attorney is outside of California when participating in the activity, the activity is the type that can be approved for California MCLE credit, and the activity is sanctioned by one of the State Bar of California’s approved jurisdictions. For more information, and to view a list of approved jurisdictions, check out the State Bar of California’s website.

Colorado CLE Reciprocity


Each year, the Colorado Supreme Court publishes a list of all approved Colorado CLE sponsors and accredited programs.

Connecticut CLE Reciprocity


Any MCLE program that has been properly approved in another jurisdiction is automatically approved in Connecticut. For more information, check out Connecticut Practice Book Sec. 2-27A.

Delaware CLE Reciprocity


Delaware does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand Delaware CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

Florida CLE Reciprocity


The Florida Bar generally accepts CLE courses that have been approved by other state bars. Attorneys must submit an application of completion to [email protected]

Georgia CLE Reciprocity


Georgia does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand Georgia CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

Hawaii CLE Reciprocity


An attorney may apply CLE credits from other states to Hawaii’s CLE requirement if (1) the credits came from a preapproved Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) accredited provider, (2) the CLE program was approved by an approved HSBA jurisdiction, or (3) the attorney submits an application for CLE approval. You can find a list of preapproved providers, approved jurisdictions, and the approval application on the HSBA website.

Idaho CLE Reciprocity


Idaho does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Illinois CLE Reciprocity


Illinois does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Indiana CLE Reciprocity


Indiana does not accept CLE credits from other states. 

Iowa CLE Reciprocity


Iowa does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Kansas CLE Reciprocity


Kansas does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Kentucky CLE Reciprocity


Kentucky does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Louisiana CLE Reciprocity


Louisiana does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Maine CLE Reciprocity


The Board of Overseers of the Bar in Maine accepts credits for courses that have been approved by another MCLE state. Attorneys seeking to have out-of-state credits accepted in Maine must send the board evidence that the other state has certified those credits.

Maryland CLE Reciprocity


Maryland recommends but does not require CLE.

Massachusetts CLE Reciprocity


Massachusetts recommends but does not require CLE.

Michigan CLE Reciprocity


Michigan recommends but does not require CLE.

Minnesota CLE Reciprocity


Minnesota does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Mississippi CLE Reciprocity


Mississippi does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Missouri CLE Reciprocity


Missouri does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand Missouri CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

Montana CLE Reciprocity


The Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education will accept CLE credits earned in other states on a case-by-case basis. Attorneys must report their CLE credits by sending copies of their certificates of attendance to [email protected]

Nebraska CLE Reciprocity


Nebraska does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Nevada CLE Reciprocity


Nevada does not accept CLE credits from other states.

New Hampshire CLE Reciprocity


New Hampshire does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand New Hampshire CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

New Jersey CLE Reciprocity


New Jersey attorneys who take courses approved for CLE by another state will receive full New Jersey CLE credit for those courses. To learn more, visit the New Jersey Supreme Court's website.

New Mexico CLE Reciprocity


New Mexico does not accept CLE credits from other states.

New York CLE Reciprocity


New York attorneys may count certain credits earned through out-of-state CLE courses toward their New York CLE requirements. The out-of-state course must be accredited by a jurisdiction approved by New York. To view approved jurisdictions, as well as other details regarding reciprocity, visit the New York Courts’ website.

North Carolina CLE Reciprocity


North Carolina does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand North Carolina CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

North Dakota CLE Reciprocity


According to the State Bar of North Dakota’s Continuing Legal Education Policy 1.14, North Dakota presumptively approves any CLE course that is approved in a state with mandatory CLE. 

Ohio CLE Reciprocity


Ohio does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand Ohio CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

Oklahoma CLE Reciprocity


Oklahoma does not accept CLE credits from other states. 

Oregon CLE Reciprocity


Lawyers licensed in Washington, Idaho, or Utah can apply their MCLE credits from those states to their Oregon MCLE requirement. To do so, attorneys  must submit a comity certificate certifying their MCLE compliance in one of those states. For details on Oregon’s reciprocity agreement with Washington, Idaho, and Utah, visit the Oregon State Bar’s website.

Pennsylvania CLE Reciprocity


Pennsylvania does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Rhode Island CLE Reciprocity


Rhode Island does not accept CLE credits from other states.

South Carolina CLE Reciprocity


South Carolina does not accept CLE credits from other states.

South Dakota CLE Reciprocity


South Dakota recommends but does not require CLE.

Tennessee CLE Reciprocity


Tennessee does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand Tennessee CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

Texas CLE Reciprocity


Texas does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand Texas CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

Utah CLE Reciprocity


Utah does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Vermont CLE Reciprocity


Vermont does not accept CLE credits from other states. If you’re interested in on-demand Vermont CLE courses, check out Quimbee CLE

Virginia CLE Reciprocity


Virginia does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Washington CLE Reciprocity


Lawyers licensed in Oregon, Idaho, or Utah can submit a comity certificate, which will allow them to apply their MCLE credits from those states to their Washington MCLE requirement. For more information, check out the Washington State Bar Association’s website.

West Virginia CLE Reciprocity


If a West Virginia attorney completes an out-of-state CLE course that is not sponsored by an accredited provider, or if the sponsor has not received approval from the West Virginia State Bar, then the attorney must apply for approval of the CLE credits. For more information, and to view a list of accredited providers, visit the West Virginia State Bar’s website.

Wisconsin CLE Reciprocity


Wisconsin accepts any CLE course that has been approved in another state. For more information, view the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Rules of the Board of Bar Examiners.

Wyoming CLE Reciprocity


Wyoming does not accept CLE credits from other states.

Quimbee CLE


If you need to fulfill your CLE requirements, look no further than Quimbee CLE. Quimbee’s CLE courses have been approved in a number of the country’s largest states, and we are regularly adding more courses and jurisdictions. Once you finish a CLE course, you can download your certificate of completion instantly. We’ll also save your CLE certificates in your account, so you’ll be able to certify your credits easily with any jurisdiction. Quimbee issues certificates for multiple jurisdictions at no extra charge. If Quimbee doesn't yet cover your state, be sure to see whether your state offers reciprocity with a state that we do cover. Check out Quimbee CLE today!