All attorneys (except those on voluntary inactive status) report MCLE compliance by submitting a statement of compliance to the State Bar. Compliance may be reported online through My State Bar Profile.
Upcoming fee increases
MCLE noncompliance late fees and reinstatement fees are increasing. On May 18, 2023, the Board of Trustees approved several administrative fee increases in alignment with recommendations by the State Auditor. These increases will ensure that the State Bar’s overall administrative revenue covers the rising costs of services.
We are working to make the necessary changes to the forms and systems to implement these increases. Related webpages will be updated as fee changes are implemented. See FAQ for more information. Here are the MCLE Compliance fee changes. The reinstatement fee will be charged to anyone requiring reinstatement after June 30, 2023.
Attorneys in MCLE compliance group 2 with last names beginning with H-M must report their MCLE compliance by February 1, 2024. Find your compliance group.
The following attorneys are subject to the MCLE education requirement and must report compliance:
The following attorneys are exempt from the MCLE education requirement:
Go to Attorney Search to check status.
The State Bar of California does not track the education hours completed by attorneys. Attorneys track their own hours and report compliance to the State Bar at the end of their three-year compliance period.
If your compliance with the MCLE requirement is audited, the following must be provided:
Maintain the records listed above for one year from the time compliance is reported.
Download a Personal MCLE Log form you can use to keep track of your credit hours. For more information, see the FAQs about MCLE audits.
For questions, please email the MCLE Program at MCLE@calbar.ca.gov.