MCLE - Delaware

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

MCLE Rules Changes

The Supreme Court of Delaware issued an order regarding make-up plans for attorneys who are non-compliant for 2019. The traditional live requirement is waived. In addition, the deadlines have been extended – transcript verification is now due 4/30/2020; completion of the make-up plan is due by 5/31/2020; and reporting of completion is due by 6/15/2020. 

The Supreme Court of Delaware also issued an order waiving the live in-person attendance requirement for the two year periods ending December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021. All 24 credit hours may now be earned with live webinar or on demand programs.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 4 enhanced hours of ethics credit per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 2 years

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: March 31

Compliance group: Varies by admission date. Attorneys admitted in even-numbered years must complete credits by December 31 of every even-numbered year; odd-numbered year admissions complete credit by December 31 of every odd-numbered year. E.g., 12/31/2010 compliance date covers attorneys admitted in any even-numbered year such as 1986, 1998, 2002, 2004, etc.

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 to the nearest one-tenth of an hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance to Delaware on each attorney's behalf.  

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited sponsor and submits applications on a program-by-program basis to Delaware.

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

State Contact Information

Commission on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of Delaware
Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street, 11th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801-3545
(302) 577-7040

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.