MCLE - Ohio

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

MCLE Rules Changes

The Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education has waived the self-study caps for attorneys and judges with the last names beginning with M-Z to complete the CLE requirements for the 2019-2020 compliance period ending December 31, 2020. Accordingly, attorneys and judges may complete all CLE requirements through approved self-study courses, including live interactive webinars and on demand programs for the compliance period ending December 31, 2020.

The Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education has extended the deadline for attorneys with regard to CLE Late Compliance for the 2018/2019 period, with completion now required for all hours by June 29, 2020. They have also waived the self-study cap for the 2018/2019 Late Compliance period.

MCLE Requirements

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.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA applies for accreditation on a program-by-program basis 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

Supreme Court of Ohio
Commission on CLE
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
(614) 387-9320

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.