MCLE - North Carolina

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

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required:  12 hours per reporting period, which may be earned via on-demand online courses.

Specialty credits required: 2 hours of ethics/professionalism and 1 hour of technology credit annually, by Dec 31st. Once every 3 years, attorneys must complete 1 hour of substance abuse/mental health awareness training.

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: December 31

Reporting date: February 28

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 down to the nearest quarter hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited sponsor in North Carolina and 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

State Contact Information

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Continuing Legal Education
208 Fayetteville Street Mall
P.O. Box 26148
Raleigh, NC 27611
(919) 733-0123

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.