WASHINGTON CLE REQUIREMENTS
Whether you’re an experienced or newly admitted Washington attorney, here’s what you need to be in the know about the WA CLE rules and how to get your Washington CLE Requirements fulfilled with a Knowledge Group CLE Bundle.
Washington CLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in Washington shall complete forty-five (45) credit hours of continuing legal education including at least fifteen (15) credit hours in the subject of law and legal procedure and at least six (6) credit hours of ethics and professional responsibility.
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: February 1
Members of Washington State Bar Association are divided into three MCLE reporting groups based upon year of admission:
First Group (Admitted through 1975, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012) reports in 2014
Second Group (Admitted in 1976 through 1983, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013) in 2015
Third Group (Admitted in 1984 through 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014) in 2016.
Compliance Cycle: Every three years
WA CLE Requirements Approval of Programs: The Knowledge Group does not automatically submit CLE application for all our programs in Washington. Attendees seeking approved credits shall register at least 20 days prior to the event. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Format: The Knowledge Group LIVE Webcasts qualify as live courses in Washington. There is no limit to the number of credits a Washington attorney can earn via live programs. View our list of LIVE Webcasts.
The Knowledge Group Recorded Webcasts qualify as A/V courses in Washington. “A/V” courses are pre-recorded CLE courses that qualify for self-study credits. Attorneys are limited to twenty-two and one-half (22.5) credit hours of A/V courses per reporting period. View our list of Recorded Webcasts.
WA CLE Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group submits attendance report for approved courses to Washington State Board of CLE.
For Newly Admitted Attorneys
Washington CLE Requirements For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Newly-admitted attorneys in the state of Washington are exempt for the calendar year of admission.
For more information regarding WA CLE Requirements, contact Washington State Board of CLE at:
Washington State Board of CLE
Washington State Bar Association
1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
Phone: (800) 945-9722
OTHER STATE CLE REQUIREMENTS
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia