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Washington CLE Requirements


MCLE 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:

                Group 1 (Admitted through 1975, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012) reports in 2014

                Group 2 (Admitted in 1976 through 1983, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013) in 2015

                Group 3 (Admitted in 1984 through 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014) in 2016.

Compliance Cycle: Every three years

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 [email protected]

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.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group submits attendance report for approved courses to Washington State Board of CLE.

For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Newly-admitted attorneys in the state of Washington are exempt for the calendar year of admission.

For more information, 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
Website: www.wsba.org


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