Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 2 hours of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, or practice management
Length of reporting period: 1 year
Compliance date: December 31
Compliance group: All attorneys
Reporting date: December 31
Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes
Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: No limit. Attorneys can earn all CPD (continuing professional development) hours via recorded programs so long as the program formats have an interactive component, which is defined as 2 or more lawyers listening to or viewing the program together. ABA recorded product formats listed below are approved in British Columbia.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CPD requirements each reporting period through the online Law Society of British Columbia portal. Neither the ABA nor attorneys send certificates of attendance to the Law Society of British Columbia.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA applies for accreditation of select programs on a program-by-program basis and is generally approved for the following formats.
Approved ABA Live Program Formats
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes)
Live Webinars and Teleconferences
Approved ABA CLE Product Formats
On-demand online courses
Recorded audio/video programs are approved for a one-year period from the original production/recording date. Interactivity is required for recorded product use. Interactivity is defined as 2 or more lawyers listening to or watching the program together.
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.