Credit hours required: 30 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 6 hours of professional responsibility credit, which must include 4 hours of ethics, 1 hour of diversity and inclusion, and 1 hour of mental illness & substance abuse credit.
Length of reporting period: 2 years
Compliance date: June 30
Reporting date: July 31
Compliance group: There are 2 compliance groups: attorneys with last names beginning A through M are required to report in even numbered years (2018, 2020, 2022, etc.); attorneys with last names beginning N through Z are required to report in odd numbered years (2017, 2019, 2021, 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 down to the nearest quarter hour.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to the Illinois MCLE board.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA is an accredited CLE provider in Illinois 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 audio/video programs are approved for a two-year period from the original production/recording date. Attorneys may not use a product for credit in Illinois that was produced more than 24 months prior to the date of use.
State Contact Information
MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois
200 West Madison Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
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.