MCLE - Puerto Rico

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 Supreme Court of Puerto Rico determined that all terms provided in the Regulations of the Continuing Legal Education Program that expire between Monday, March 16, 2020 and Sunday, May 17, 2020, will run through Monday, June 1, 2020. During this period, the PEJC will not notify notices of noncompliance against the attorneys whose period of compliance with the continuing legal education credits expired or expires on or before May 31, 2020.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 4 hours of ethics. For attorneys with active notary status, 6 hours of the total required hours must be notary credits.

Length of reporting period: 2 years

Compliance date: Last day of month preceding birth month

Compliance group: Varies by birth month. The 24-month compliance period begins on the first day of the attorney’s birth month and ends on the last day of the month preceding the attorney’s birth month.

Reporting date:
 Upon completion of the required CLE hours in the applicable compliance period or within 30 days after following the end of the attorney’s compliance period.

Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes, rounded down to the  nearest quarter hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period and send certificates of attendance to the Continuing Education Board of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to the CLE board.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an approved provider in Puerto Rico 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

Contact Information

Oficina de Administración de los Tribunales, Piso 7
677 Calle César González
San Juan, Puerto Rico
(787) 641-6604

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.