Oregon CLE Requirements

Attorney Requirements

Oregon attorneys are required to complete 45 hours of CLE every 3 years. At least 5 hours must be in the areas of Ethics or Professionalism; 3 hours in the area of Access to Justice; 1 hour in the areas of Mental Illness Awareness or Substance Abuse; 1 hour in the areas of Statutory Child Abuse Reporting or Statutory Elder Abuse Reporting; 1 hour in the areas of Addiction Issues or Civility or Diversity Issues or Ethics or Mental Health/Substance Abuse or Mental Illness Awareness or Professionalism or Substance Abuse.

Attorneys must earn the required MCLE credits by December 31st and report by January 31st in the year of their reporting period.

Attorneys may carry over a maximum of 15 hours to the next reporting period.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Oregon attorneys must complete 15 credit hours of accredited CLE activity in the first reporting period after admission as an active member, including the following subject areas:

  • 2 credit hours in ethics
  • 1 credit hour in mental health and substance use education
  • 9 credit hours in practical skills.

1 of the ethics credit hours must be devoted to Oregon ethics and professionalism and 4 of the 9 credits in practical skills must be devoted to Oregon practice and procedure. New admittees must also complete a 3 credit hour Oregon State Bar approved introductory course in access to justice.

Online Courses

Oregon attorneys may earn all 45 required CLE credit hours through online on demand courses.


Oregon State Bar
16037 SW Boones Ferry Rd
PO Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935
(503) 620-0222

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.