Florida CLE Requirements

Attorney Requirements

Florida attorneys are required to complete 30 hours of CLE every 3 years. At least 5 hours must be in the areas of Legal Ethics, Professionalism, Bias Elimination, Substance Abuse, or Mental Illness Awareness (at least 1 of 5 must be in Professionalism). At least 3 hours must be in the area of Technology. Attorneys must earn and report the required MCLE credits in their assigned reporting period.

Attorneys may not carry over CLE credit to the following reporting period.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

All Newly Admitted attorneys in Florida must complete the Basic Skills Course Requirement, available through the Florida Bar.

Online Courses

Attorneys in Florida may receive credit for attending CLE courses that have been approved by the Florida State Bar, including online videos or webinars.


Legal Specialization & CLE
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 561-5842

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.