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Ohio CLE Requirements and Courses

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

CLE FAQ for Newly-Admitted Attorneys

Want to learn more about CLE generally, and explore CLE webinars and on-demand products specifically for newly-admitted attorneys?

Ohio Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

• Ohio newly admitted attorney must complete 12 hours of new lawyers training, consisting of 9 hours of substantive law topics, 1 hour of professionalism, 1 hour of client fund management, and 1 hour of law office management by the end of the attorney's first biennial compliance period.

Ohio General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 2.5 hours of professional conduct credit per reporting period
  • Length of reporting period: 2 years 
  • Compliance date: December 31
  • Reporting date: January 31
  • Compliance group: There are 2 compliance groups.  Attorneys with last names beginning with A through L must complete credits by December 31 of each odd-numbered year; attorneys with last names beginning with M through Z must complete credits by December 31 of each even-numbered year.
  • 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 up or down to the nearest quarter hour.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees.
  • Distance Learning Requirements: May take all credits with live webcast or previously recorded
  • Live Moderated Webinars: Credit is not available in Ohio for ABA programs and sessions listed as live moderated webinars. Credit remains available for live webinars subject to jurisdictional approval.

State Contact Information

Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on CLE, 65 South Front Street, 5th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-3431 | (614) 387-9327

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.