Wisconsin CLE Requirements

Attorney Requirements

Wisconsin attorneys are required to complete 30 hours of CLE every 2 years. At least 3 hours must be in the area of Ethics or Professional Responsibility. Attorneys must earn the required MCLE credits by December 31st and report by February 2nd each reporting year.

Attorneys may carry over up to 15 hours of CLE credit to the following reporting period.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted attorneys in Wisconsin are exempt from CLE requirements during their initial reporting period.

Online Courses

Wisconsin attorneys must earn at least 15 hours of CLE credit from live events, including live webinars. Attorneys may earn up to 15 CLE credits through online on demand courses (cannot include Ethics).


Board of Bar Examiners
Tenney Building, Suite 715
110 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53703-3328
(608) 266-9760

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.