Pennsylvania CLE Requirements

Attorney Requirements

Pennsylvania attorneys are required to complete 12 hours of CLE each year. At least 2 hours must be in the areas of Ethics, Professional Responsibility, or Substance Abuse. Attorneys are assigned a reporting period and must earn the required MCLE credits by their reporting period.

Attorneys may carry over up to 24 hours of live CLE credit into the next two reporting periods. On demand credits may not be carried over.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Pennsylvania attorneys are exempt from a CLE requirement for up to 2 years, depending on their assigned reporting period.

During their first reporting period newly admitted attorneys must complete 12 CLE credits, including the 4 credit Bridge the Gap program.

Online Courses

Pennsylvania attorneys must earn at least 6 hours of CLE credit through live, in-person activities. Attorneys may earn up to 6 hours of CLE credit through online on demand courses and webinars.


PA Continuing Legal Education Board
601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 3400
P.O. Box 62495
Harrisburg, PA 17106
(717) 231-3250

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.