Every three-years Florida attorneys must complete at least 30 total FL CLE credit hours, including 5 credit hours of legal ethics. Florida Bar members are also required to report compliance with the FL CLER (continuing legal education requirement) every three years. If you fail to complete and report the required 30 Florida CLE hours, then you will be deemed delinquent. All Reporting Affidavits will be reviewed to determine compliance with the FL CLER and if you are deemed delinquent you can be suspended from the practice of Florida law.
FL CLE Noncompliance Includes:
Failure to timely file a report
Failure to report sufficient FL CLE credit
The Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) will prepare and serve notices of delinquency to attorneys that are determined to be in noncompliance with the FL CLER. If you are notified and deemed to be CLER delinquency, then you will be suspended from the practice of Florida law. Florida attorneys are allowed to complete all 30 required CLER credit hours through on-demand online and offline CLE courses. For more information about Attorney Credits Florida CLE courses and the CLER in Florida please click this link: Florida CLE.
 Courses in professionalism, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness also qualify for legal ethics credit.
 Each member of The Florida Bar is assigned a three-year reporting cycle, chosen at random by a computer program. If you fail to complete and report the required FL CLE hours you can be suspended from the practice of Florida law.
 Notice will be considered effective if it is in writing and served at the attorneys address on file with The Florida Bar or last known address.
 The Florida Bar allows the entire CLER to be fulfilled via streaming video, audio & video download and CD courses.