MCLE - Utah

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 Board of Continuing Education issued an order suspending all requirements for live in-person attendance to fulfill their MCLE requirements for Utah-licensed attorneys. Utah attorneys may now complete all 24 hours of their requirement online through webinars or on demand programming. The order is effective through June 30, 2020, and applies to attorneys who report in either 2020 or 2021.

The Supreme Court Board of Continuing Education has also extended the compliance and reporting deadline for the compliance year ending in 2020 only. Attorneys complying in June 2020 now have until September 1, 2020 to complete their required hours without paying a late compliance fee, and have until September 15, 2020 to file their Certificate of Compliance reports without paying late filing fees.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 2 hours of legal ethics or professional responsibility, and 1 hour of professionalism and civility

Length of reporting period: 2 years 

Compliance date: June 30

Reporting date: July 31

Compliance group: Attorneys are assigned to 1 of 2 compliance groups reporting in either odd-numbered years or in even-numbered years. The compliance period begins on July 1st.

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 half hour.

Limit on credit hours for distance learning programs: Attorneys can earn up to 12 CLE hours per reporting period via distance learning programs* (i.e. webinars, teleconferences, and recorded products) as long as the programs are accredited by the Utah State Board of CLE. ABA recorded product formats listed below are acceptable formats in Utah.

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

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is a presumptively approved sponsor in Utah 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 CLE Product Formats
On-Demand Online Courses

Participation in webinars and teleconferences is limited to 12 credit hours per reporting period.

State Contact Information

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education
Utah Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 531-9077

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.