Minimum Continuing Legal Education


MCLE Rules, Regulations, and Accreditation Standards

  • For information about MCLE rules and regulations, click here.

MCLE Committee

  • The MCLE committee administers the MCLE program, formulates rules and restrictions, evaluates accreditations of CLE activities, and encourages the development of high-quality programs.

  • For more information about the MCLE Committee, click here.

MCLE Sponsors

  • Apply to sponsor an MCLE course here.

  • For more information on MCLE Sponsors, click here.

Report Your MCLE Hours

  • It is the attorney’s responsibility to ensure that MCLE hours are accurately reported on time.

  • Report your hours by logging in to your My Bar Page.

  • For more information on Reporting Your MCLE hours, click here.

  • To search for a course, click here.

  • Apply for out-of-state accreditation by logging in to your My Bar Page and clicking “My MCLE". Scroll down and click on the blue “Out of State Application” button.

FAQs for Newly Licensed Attorneys

  • For information on MCLE requirements for newly licensed attorneys, click here.

Definition of MCLE Credit

  • Every active State Bar of Texas member must complete at least 15 hours of accredited CLE during each MCLE compliance year.

  • For more information on the definition of MCLE credit, click here.

Definition of Compliance Year

  • For attorneys licensed two or more years, the MCLE compliance year is a one-year period that begins on the first day of the attorney’s birth month. It ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes the birth month.

  • For newly licensed attorneys, the initial MCLE compliance year is a 24-month period that begins on the first day of the attorney’s birth month after the date of license. It ends two years later on the last day of the month that immediately precedes the attorney’s birth month.

  • For attorneys 70 years or older, the MCLE requirements each year are the same as usual.

  • For more information about the definition of compliance year, click here.

MCLE Exemptions & Military Waivers

  • To find out if you are exempt for MCLE hours for the compliance year, click here.

  • Attorneys serving in the U.S. Armed Forces performing services in a combat zone—who will not practice law in Texas during this time period—are eligible for exemption from mandatory MCLE requirement. If you are a member who is currently deployed to a combat zone, or if you will soon be deployed during the current MCLE compliance year, you may qualify for an exempt status. For more information about the MCLE military waiver, click here.

Guardianship Ad Litem

For information on appointment as an attorney ad litem in Texas courts, click here. To search for a certified attorney ad litem, click here.

Bail Bond Course Accreditation

  • Application [PDF]

  • For questions about Bail Bond Course Accreditation, please call (800) 204-2222 or (512) 427-1841.

Contact Us

Please contact the MCLE Department with any additional questions.

Contact Information
Phone: 512-427-1806
Fax: 512-427-4423

Mailing Address
State Bar of Texas
MCLE Department
PO Box 13007
Austin, TX 78711-3007

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