MCLE - Virginia

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 Virginia has issued an order extending the 2020 MCLE deadline to midnight EST December 31, 2020 (usually October 31). The required CLE hours must be reported no later than 4:45 p.m. EST February 15, 2021.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 2 hours of professionalism or legal ethics credit per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: October 31

Compliance Reporting date: December 15 

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

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 half hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: 
Per the process determined by the Virginia MCLE Board, for each ABA CLE program attended or each ABA CLE program attended, attorneys must their send certificate of attendance to the Virginia MCLE Board upon receipt of the certificate from the ABA. Please mark the sessions attended on the ABA certification of attendance and submit to the Virginia MCLE office for processing. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to the Virginia MCLE board. View details on certifiying compliance with Virginia.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited sponsor in Virginia and applies for accreditation of each program on a program-by-program basis.

Approved ABA Live Program Formats 
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes) 
Live Webinars and Teleconferences

Approved ABA CLE Product Formats
The ABA does not seek accreditation of ABA recorded programs in Virginia.

State Contact Information

Virginia State Bar
1111 East Main Street, Ste. 700
Richmond, VA 23219-3565
(804) 775-0577

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.