MCLE - Hawaii

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

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 3 hours per reporting period.

Specialty credits required: 1 hour of ethics credit every 3 years.

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: December 31

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. In order to receive CLE credit for an approved course, an attorney must be present for 50 minutes out of a 60 minute course. After the first 60 minutes, an attorney may receive credit for the time the attorney is actually present at the course rounded down to the nearest quarter hour.

Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: No limit. Attorneys can earn all CLE hours via recorded programs.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report CLE compliance on the annual attorney registration statement. Attorneys should not send certificates of attendance to Hawaii after each program.

Approval of ABA programs

The ABA is an accredited provider in Hawaii and is 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 products may be used for credit for up to 2 years from the original recording date.

State Contact Information

Hawaii State Bar Association
1100 Alakea Street, 10th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 537-1868; (808) 792-7348 for MCLE

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.