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Alabama CLE Requirements and Courses

Detailed jurisdiction information about MCLE regulations and general information accreditation of ABA CLE events, webinars, and on-demand CLE courses.

CLE FAQ for Newly-Admitted Attorneys

Want to learn more about CLE generally, and explore CLE webinars and on-demand products specifically for newly-admitted attorneys?

Alabama Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

Alabama newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the annual CLE requirement through December 31st in the year in which they are admitted, but MCLE Rule 9 requires each new admittee to complete a 3-hour Mandatory Professionalism Course within one year of admission. Credits earned from the mandatory professionalism course will count toward the general 12-hour annual requirement. If newly admitted attorneys complete the requirement in the same calendar year as they were admitted, these credits may be carried over toward their first annual requirement the following calendar year.

Alabama General CLE Rules

Here’s what you need to know about your CLE rules and requirements, as well as a link to all ABA programs that have been accredited by your state.
  • Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period 
  • Specialty credits required: 1 hour of ethics or professionalism credit per reporting period
  • Length of reporting period: 1 year
  • Compliance date: December 31
  • Reporting date: February 15
  • Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.
  • Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round down to the nearest quarter hour.
  • Distance Learning Requirements: May take all credits with live webcast, previously recorded limited to 6 credits.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports participation for all program completions, irrespective of program format.

State Contact Information

Alabama State Bar, 415 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, (334) 269-1515 | (334) 517-2120 for CLE

A Note About MCLE Credit

The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.