Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 3 hours of legal ethics, office management, substance abuse and/or elimination of bias in the legal profession per reporting period
Length of reporting period: 2 years
Compliance date: June 30 of even-numbered years
Reporting date: July 31 of even-numbered years
Compliance group: All attorneys report biennially.
Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 50 and round down to the nearest one-hundredth of an hour.
Limit on credit hours for recorded programs:Attorneys can earn up to 12 CLE hours via recorded programs per reporting period. ABA recorded product formats listed below are approved in West Virginia.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report CLE program attendance within 30 days of completion of the activity. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to the CLE Commission of the West Virginia State Bar.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA is a presumptively accredited provider in West Virginia 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
West Virginia State Bar
Continuing Legal Education Commission
2000 Deitrick Blvd.
Charleston, WV 25311-1231
(304) 553-7238 / (866) 989-8227
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.