Attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona have mandatory CLE requirements. During the Arizona CLE compliance period, each Arizona attorney must complete a total of 15 credit hours of AZ CLE, including a minimum of 3 credit hours of professional responsibility or legal ethics. The AZ CLE compliance period runs from July 1 to the following June 30.
Arizona CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements
- Reporting Cycle: Annual
- Compliance Deadline: June 30
- Reporting Deadline: September 15
Arizona attorneys may complete all 15 required credit hours through online CLE courses. However, please note that the State Bar of Arizona does not certify CLE courses or CLE providers. Arizona attorneys must decide if a CLE course will be considered for CLE credit under the CLE Rules of Arizona, specifically Arizona MCLE Regulation 104(a). For an online AZ CLE programs to qualify for CLE credit, the key is that the course must be considered interactive.
For online programs, what qualifies for interactive or self-study?
Where the order of presentation or the content of the course material is dependent on the attorney’s response and the attorney has an opportunity to respond to prompts initiated by the faculty or placed within the course material, it is considered to be interactive.
All of Attorney Credits’ Arizona CLE courses are considered interactive under the Arizona MCLE Rules and Regulations. For online AZ CLE programs we use verification prompts that are randomly inserted during the course of the online course to monitor your participation. For offline CLE courses we use number codes embedded in the course to verify your participation and course completion. For further information about the mandatory Arizona CLE program please click the following link: AZ CLE.
See: MCLE Regulation 104(a).
Frequently Asked Questions About MCLE in Arizona