Credit hours required: 45 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 3 hours of ethics and 2 hours of elimination of bias per reporting period
Length of reporting period: 3 years
Compliance date: June 30
Reporting date: August 31
Compliance group: There are 3 categories for CLE reporting and new attorneys are assigned to Category 1, 2, or 3 for reporting every 3 years. Category 1 attorneys report in 2018; Category 2, in 2019; and Category 3, in 2017.
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 quarter hour.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period through an affidavit or online reporting. Neither the ABA nor attorneys send certificates of attendance to the Minnesota State Board of CLE.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA applies for accreditation on a program-by-program basis in Minnesota and is generally 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
State Contact Information
Minnesota State Board of CLE
180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, MN 55101
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.