Arizona CLE Requirements

Attorney Requirements

Arizona attorneys are required to complete 15 hours of CLE each year. At least 3 hours must be in the area of Ethics. Attorneys must earn the required MCLE credits by June 30th and report by September 15th each year.

Attorneys may carryover up to 15 hours of CLE credit to the following year.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted members are required to attend the State Bar's professionalism course within the first year of admission or registration, unless exempted.

The Professionalism Course is a one-time requirement. It is a live event and 4.25 hours in duration. It is not available online, and no other course substitutes for this program. The course is offered five to six times each year - usually four in Phoenix and two in Tucson. The CLE credits earned (4.25 total hours, all of which are professional responsibility) may be claimed on the MCLE affidavit in the applicable educational year.

Online Courses

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE programs and leaves it up to the individual attorney to determine if a CLE program is appropriate based on the MCLE guidelines. Arizona attorneys may earn all 15 hours of CLE through online courses.


State Bar of Arizona
4201 N 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
(602) 252-4804

About Our CLE Requirements Guide

This information is for general informational purposes only. Each state has specific CLE rules and regulations, which may not be fully reflected on our site. Please contact your state"s CLE regulator to determine your specific rules and requirements.