MCLE - Indiana

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

MCLE Rules Changes

The Indiana Supreme Court has waived the credit-hour limitations on distance education courses for attorneys whose three-year Educational Period ends on December 31, 2020. Those credit-hour limitations are amended for all other attorneys whose educational periods expire on or before December 31, 2022 may obtain no more than 24 hours of distance education.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 36 hours per reporting period 

Specialty credits required: 3 hours of ethics credit per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 3 years 

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: December 31

Compliance group: Varies by admission date; attorneys are up for compliance every 3 years.

Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credits for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round down to the nearest tenth hour.

Limit on credit hours for distance education programs: Attorneys may earn up to 18 credit hours via distance education per three-year period. 

Attendance Reporting Procedure: For in-person programs, each attorney must report his or her attendance and submit the ABA certificate of attendance to Indiana within 30 days of the program. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to Indiana for in-person programs. The ABA reports attendance for live distance-learning programs within 30 days after the program.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited provider in Indiana and submits applications to Indiana on a program-by-program basis.

Approved ABA Live Program Formats 
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes)
Live Webinars and Teleconferences

Approved CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses

State Contact Information

Indiana Commission for CLE
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1943
TDD: (317) 233-6112

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.