MCLE - Northern Mariana Islands

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: 20 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: No biennial requirement. Every attorney admitted after July 1, 2002 must complete a course in professionalism sponsored jointly by the Commonwealth Supreme Court and CNMI Bar Association.

Length of reporting period: 2 years

Compliance date: December 31 of odd-numbered years

Compliance group: All attorneys

Reporting date: February 15 of even-numbered years

Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60, rounded down to the nearest quarter hour.

Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: No limit. Attorneys can earn all CLE hours via recorded programs.

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

Approval of ABA Programs

Under the NMI rules, ABA courses are automatically approved for credit in 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

Contact Information

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Bar Association
P.O. Box 504539
Saipan, MP 96950
011 (670) 235-4529

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.