A California attorney can claim California MCLE credit for education activities attended/taken outside California, provided that:
If the criteria above are met, neither the provider nor the attorney needs to submit the activity to California for approval. California credit can be claimed by the attorney, based on the fact an approved jurisdiction approved the activity.
The following jurisdictions have MCLE requirements which meet standards adopted by the State Bar.
The jurisdiction's education activities must meet the following two standards:
Licensee of the State Bar of California in Texas who attends an education activity approved for Texas CLE credit can claim California credit for the activity for the number of credit hours approved by Texas. Similarly, if the licensee is in Toronto and attends an education activity approved for New York CLE credit, California credit for the activity can be claimed for the number of credit hours approved by New York.
If a licensee of the State Bar of California is physically inside California when participating in an education activity, the activity must be approved for credit by California. For instance, if a provider holds an activity in Los Angeles, it must be approved for California MCLE credit.
Internet, telephonic or self-study activities that an attorney attends while inside California (regardless of where the activity originates) must be approved for credit by California.
If you are inside California when participating in an education activity, check with the provider directly about whether the activity has been approved for California MCLE credit. (The provider is an approved Multiple Activity Provider or has submitted the education activity to California for approval.)