MCLE - Montana

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

MCLE Information

Credit hours required: 15 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 2 hours of ethics credit per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: March 31

Reporting date: May 15

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

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.

Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 5 CLE hours via recorded programs (classified as “other” credit in Montana). The product formats listed below are approved in Montana.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period through the affidavit mailed to them by the Montana Bar Association. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to the Montana Bar Association.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited sponsor in Montana and is approved for the following formats.

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

Live webinars and teleconferences count as “interactive” credit in Montana.

Approved ABA CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses

State Contact Information

Montana Board of CLE
7 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2B
P. O. Box 577
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 442-7660

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.