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Arizona 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

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Arizona Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

Attorneys admitted in Arizona between July and December of the educational year have a reduced requirement of 10 total credits, 2 of which must be ethics. Attorneys admitted between January and June have no MCLE requirement for that educational year. Arizona also requires new admittees to complete a mandatory professionalism course within the first year of admission. This is a one-time requirement of 4.25 CLE hours and is offered only in Phoenix and Tucson four to five times per year.

Arizona General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 15 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 3 hours of ethics credit per reporting period
  • Length of reporting period: 1 year
  • Compliance date: June 30
  • Reporting date: September 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 or previously recorded.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA does not report your participation. Each attorney must report their participation per Arizona's reporting requirements.

State Contact Information

State Bar of Arizona, Continuing Legal Education, 4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266 | (602) 340-7237

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.