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New Hampshire CLE Requirements and Courses

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

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New Hampshire Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

New Hampshire new lawyers are required to complete the NHBA's Practical Skills Course within 2 years of admission. This is a separate requirement from the annual CLE requirement, but these credits may be used toward the annual CLE requirement.

New Hampshire General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 2 hours ethics per reporting period
  • Length of reporting period: 1 year 
  • Compliance date: May 31
  • Reporting date: July 1
  • 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 6 CLE hours via recorded programs. 
  • Distance Learning Requirements: May take all credits with live webcast or previously recorded.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: Effective for ABA programming beginning July 1, 2014. New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance online at The ABA cannot report your participation.

State Contact Information

New Hampshire Minimum CLE Board, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord NH 03301-3502 | (603) 224-6942 or (603) 715-3222

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. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.