In 2012, Attorney Credits expanded to a number of new states around the country, including Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington. We also began offering CLE courses in North Carolina in order to assist attorneys in the Tar Heel State with their MCLE compliance. In 2013 we will continue to expand our online MCLE compliance services into new states around the country.
North Carolina MCLE Compliance Requirements
- Reporting Cycle: Annual
- Compliance Deadline: December 31
- Reporting Deadline: February 28
As part of the annual MCLE requirement in North Carolina attorneys must complete 12 hours of approved CLE. Of these 12 hours, 2 hours must be in the area of Professional Responsibility or Professionalism. And at least once every three years, each North Carolina lawyer must also complete at least one hour of professional responsibility devoted entirely to instruction in substance abuse awareness or debilitating mental conditions, and a lawyer’s professional responsibilities attendant to these conditions.
Attorneys may take up to four (4) hours of CLE credit through online courses for each compliance year. If an attorney takes more than four (4) online hours in one compliance year, any hours over the four allowed will be applied to the following compliance year and may result in compliance problems.
Attorneys practicing in North Carolina have the option to complete a portion of their 12 unit MCLE requirement through online CLE courses. North Carolina attorneys may take up to four online CLE credit hours through Attorney Credits each annual compliance period. When you have completed your courses, Attorney Credits will report your course completion to the North Carolina CLE Department for you. And as long as you maintain an active account with Attorney Credits you will always have a record of the CLE courses that you have completed on our website.
 If an attorney takes more than the required 12 MCLE hours in a compliance period, up to 2 additional CLE hours of professional responsibility and up to 10 additional CLE hours of general education may be carried over to the next compliance period.