MCLE - Missouri

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

MCLE Rules Changes

Pursuant to a Supreme Court of Missouri order, the reporting year for 2019-2020 will be for the 15 months between July 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020. Any extra credit hours earned during the 2019-2020 reporting year may be carried over as prescribed in Regulation 15.05.5. The reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 reporting year is now extended until Oct. 31, 2020.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 15 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 2 hours of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse and mental health, or malpractice prevention credit and 1 hour of cultural competency, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias credit

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: June 30

Reporting date: July 31

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 50 and round up or down to the nearest one-tenth of an hour.

Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 6 CLE hours via recorded programs (i.e., self-study). However, ethics, professionalism, or malpractice credits must be earned via live programs only, not through recorded programs. The product formats listed below are approved in Missouri.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period through the Attorney’s Annual Report of Compliance (available on website below). Neither the ABA nor attorneys send certificates of attendance to the Missouri Bar Association.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited sponsor in Missouri. The ABA 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

These formats are considered self-study and are subject to the 6-hour limit noted above. Ethics, professionalism, or malpractice credits may not be earned through recorded programs.

State Contact Information

MCLE Department
The Missouri Bar
326 Monroe Street
P.O. Box 2355
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2355
(573) 638-2233

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.