MCLE - Arizona

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

MCLE Rules Changes

The Supreme Court of Arizona has issued an Order extending the deadlines for both the completion of mandatory continuing legal education hours and the required affidavit of compliance, solely for the educational year 2019-2020. The deadline for completion of the necessary hours is extended through December 30, 2020; the deadline for submission of the affidavit of compliance is also extended through December 30, 2020.

MCLE Requirements

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.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA does not report your participation. Each attorney must report their participation per Arizona's reporting requirements.

Approval of ABA Programs

Arizona does not certify MCLE courses or providers. Arizona lawyers must independently review Arizona MCLE regulations and make their own determination that a program qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements.

ABA Live Program Formats 
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes) 
Live Webinars and Teleconferences

ABA CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses

State Contact Information

State Bar of Arizona
Continuing Legal Education
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
(602) 340-7239

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. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.