Idaho CLE Requirements and Courses

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Idaho Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

Pursuant to Idaho Bar Commission Rule 402(f), all new members must complete and certify a total of ten (10) New Attorney Credit (NAC)-Approved CLE on Idaho practice, procedure, and/or ethics no later than one year following admission. The required ten NAC credits must include four required Idaho Substantive Law Courses. These courses address Idaho law on ethics, civil and criminal procedure, and community property and are available online on-demand through the Idaho State Bar website. New members who have not actively practiced law for at least three (3) years prior to admission shall complete the New Attorney Program consisting of an introduction to practice, procedure and ethics. The New Attorney Program is held twice a year in Boise in the spring and the fall on the morning of each admission ceremony. It is not available online or as a recorded program. After completing the Idaho Substantive Law Courses and, if required, the New Attorney Program, new members must complete additional NAC approved credits to bring the total to ten.

Idaho General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 30 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 3 hours of ethics or professional responsibility
  • Length of reporting period: 3 years
  • Compliance date: December 31
  • Reporting date: February 1
  • Compliance group: Varies by admission date; attorneys are up for compliance every 3 years.
  • 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: Attorneys report attendance by sending in the ABA uniform certificate of attendance. The ABA does not report your participation. Idaho attorneys may individually apply for course approval by submitting the Application for CLE credit to the Idaho State Bar with the required attachments. You can download a copy of the program brochure/agenda from many ABA program websites, or print a copy of the program web page (if no separate brochure available) for submission with your application. There is no fee for Idaho attorneys to seek individual course approval.

MCLE Rule Changes

In reaction to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, most live in-person CLE events have been cancelled across the world. In response, state and other jurisdictions have have temporarily suspended the requirements that their attorneys attend in-person CLE to fulfill their MCLE requirements or adjusted deadlines, fees, or other aspects of their rules. Your state may have temporarily changed MCLE requirements.

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State Contact Information

Idaho State Bar, P.O. Box 895, Boise, ID 83701-0895 | (208) 334-4500

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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.