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TX CLE: REPORTING TEXAS CLE COURSES

Texas attorneys must complete at least 15 hours of CLE during each TX MCLE compliance year. The Texas CLE compliance year is a one-year period. That period starts on the first day of the month you were born — and the compliance year ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes the month you were born.

Texas CLE Reporting

Attorney Credits reports your completed Texas CLE courses every Monday. However, since Texas is still technically a self-reporting state it’s still the attorney’s obligation to make sure the CLE credit was received by the State Bar of Texas.

As an Accredited Sponsor of CLE in Texas, Attorney Credits does report your all your completed Texas CLE courses to the State Bar of Texas. We send lists of completed courses to the State Bar of Texas every Monday. Because Texas attorneys are ultimately responsible for reporting completion of their continuing education requirement to the State Bar of Texas, you must verify the receipt of your completed courses by the State Bar of Texas. For more information please click here: TX CLE.

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TX CLE: Complete 15 TX MCLE Hours Annually

Texas attorneys have an annual TX MCLE requirement. Attorneys in Texas must complete at least 15 hours annually, including at least 3 hours of legal ethics. If you have not completed or reported the 15 hours by the last day of your compliance period, a reminder Notice will be emailed and mailed to you at the beginning of your birth month.

TX CLE – Grace Period

  • Your birth month is essentially a grace period to complete the required 15 hours.

You will automatically be given your birth month as a grace period in order to comply with the TX MCLE requirements without a penalty. If you do not complete and report at least 15 hours of CLE by the last day of the grace period, you will be in non-compliance and subject to a penalty. For more information about CLE in Texas please click here: TX CLE.

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TX CLE: Whose Responsibility is it to Ensure That Your TX CLE Hours are Properly Reported?

Texas attorneys are required to finish fifteen (15) TX CLE credit hours each annual Texas MCLE compliance period, including three (3) credit hours of legal ethics or professionalism. The Texas CLE compliance year is a one-year period. It begins on the first day of the month you were born and your compliance year ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes the month of your birth.

TX CLE Reporting

Although MCLE providers are required to report completed CLE courses, Texas is technically a self-reporting state. Individual attorneys must ensure that their CLE credits were properly reported.

When you finish CLE courses, CLE providers are required to complete your completed TX CLE courses to the State Bar of Texas. However, since Texas is technically a self-reporting CLE state you must verify the receipt of your TX CLE compliance information because Texas attorneys are ultimately responsible for ensuring that CLE courses are properly reported. For more information about Texas CLE please click here: TX CLE.

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TX CLE: Who Reports My Texas CLE Hours?

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Texas attorneys must complete fifteen (15) TX CLE credit hours each annual compliance period, including three (3) credit hours of legal ethics or professionalism. The Texas CLE compliance year is a one-year period that begins on the first day of the month you were born. Your compliance year ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes the month of your birth.[1]

Texas attorneys must complete a minimum of 15 hours of accredited TX CLE each compliance period.

As an Accredited CLE Sponsor in Texas, Attorney Credits reports your all your completed TX CLE courses to the State Bar of Texas. We report completed courses to the State Bar of Texas every Monday. However, Texas is still a self-reporting state. You must verify the receipt of your completed courses by the State Bar of Texas because Texas attorneys are ultimately responsible for reporting completion of their continuing education requirement to the State Bar of Texas.[2]

It is each individual Texas attorney to ensure that your mandatory TX CLE hours are accurately and timely reported with the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department.

If you do not report your TX CLE credit hours in a timely fashion it could result in a non-compliance penalty of $100, $200, or $300. Attorney Credits also offers additional helpful information about continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Please click this link to access more information about CLE in Texas: Texas CLE.

[1] Every Texas attorney also has a grace period to complete and report mandatory TX CLE hours for the TX CLE compliance year. The Texas CLE grace period runs until the end of your birth month.

[2] Please Note: We report on Monday for all courses completed the previous Monday 12:00:01 AM to Sunday 12:59:59 PM. Therefore, if your deadline is Thursday and you finish your courses on Tuesday you must self-report the courses to the State Bar of Texas yourself, since the next time we report, your deadline will have passed. We are not responsible if your courses are submitted past your reporting deadline.

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TX CLE: How Do I Self-Report My TX CLE Hours?

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Texas attorneys that have been licensed for two years or more must complete fifteen (15) TX CLE credit hours each annual compliance period.[1] The Texas MCLE compliance year is a one-year period that begins on the first day of the month you were born. The compliance year ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes the month of your birth.

Texas MCLE

Every Texas attorney must complete a minimum of 15 hours of accredited CLE during each MCLE compliance year.

As an accredited sponsor of CLE in Texas, Attorney Credits does report your all your completed TX CLE courses to the State Bar of Texas. We send completed lists to the State Bar of Texas every Monday. However, Texas is still a self-reporting MCLE state. Because Texas attorneys are ultimately responsible for reporting completion of their continuing education requirement to the State Bar of Texas, you must verify the receipt of your completed courses by the State Bar of Texas.

Texas: Self Report MCLE

Although CLE providers do report  your completed CLE courses, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure your mandatory CLE hours are accurately and timely reported with the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department.

Please note that failure to timely report your TX CLE credit hours could result in a non-compliance penalty of $100, $200, or $300. Attorney Credits also offers helpful information about continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Please click this link to access more information about CLE in Texas: TX CLE.

[1] Including three (3) credit hours of Legal Ethics or Professionalism.

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Does Attorney Credits Report My Completed MCLE Hours to the State Bar of Texas?

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Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the State Bar of Texas. We report your completed Texas CLE courses to the State Bar of Texas every Monday. Please note that we report on Monday for all courses completed the previous week[1].

Texas – Self-Reporting State

However, since Texas is a self-reporting state you must verify that the State Bar of Texas received the reported CLE credit. Texas attorneys are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the correct hours are reported to the State Bar of Texas.

Therefore, if your deadline is Thursday and you finish your TX MCLE courses on Wednesday you must self-report the courses to the State Bar of Texas yourself, since the next time we report, your deadline will have passed. We are not responsible if your courses are submitted past your reporting deadline.[2]

[1] Courses completed between 12:00:01 AM on Monday to Sunday 12:59:59 PM.

[2] To self report your Texas MCLE hours please click this link:

https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=MyPage&Template=/Security/Login.cfm

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Reporting TX CLE Compliance: The Annual Verification Report

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The Texas MCLE compliance year is a one-year period that begins on the first day of the month you were born and ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes the month of your birth. Texas attorneys must complete and report 15 hours each year.[1]

The Annual Verification Report[2]

In order to report compliance, your annual Texas MCLE Verification Report will be mailed to you eight weeks before your month of birth. If you have not completed or reported the required 15 hours by the last day of your compliance year, a reminder notice will be emailed and mailed to you at the beginning of your birth month (the grace period). You must cure your CLE deficiency.

Timely CLE Reporting requires that all TX CLE hours be received by the Texas MCLE Director by the last day of your birth month. Since Texas is a self-reporting CLE state, it is your responsibility to make sure your mandatory Texas CLE hours are accurately and timely reported. Failure to timely report your TX CLE credit hours could result in a non-compliance penalty of $100, $200, or $300. For more information about Texas CLE, please click here: TX CLE.

[1] Please note that every Texas attorney has an automatic grace period to complete and report mandatory TX CLE hours for the TX CLE compliance year.

[2] If the report indicates that you have completed the requisite number of TX CLE hours, then you don’t have to take any further action.

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TX CLE: When Is My MCLE Deadline?

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Texas attorneys must complete a minimum of 15 TX CLE credit hours each year. The Texas CLE compliance year is a one-year period that begins on the first day of the month that you were born. The TX CLE compliance period ends one year later on the last day of the month before your birth month. In addition, each Texas attorney has an automatic grace period – the end of his or her birth month – to complete and report TX MCLE hours for that compliance year.

TX CLE Deadline

  • All TX CLE must be completed & reported
  • By the last day of your birth month

If you do not complete and report your required 15 hours of TX CLE by the last day of your birth month grace period then you subject to a penalty ranging between $100-$300 and considered in non-compliance. Please click this link to access more information about CLE in Texas: TX CLE.

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TX CLE: Compliance, Reporting… & the Grace Period

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Texas attorneys must complete annual TX MCLE requirements if they want to continue to practice law in the Lone Star state. As part of the annual CLE requirement in Texas, attorneys must complete a minimum of 15 TX CLE credit hours. Texas attorneys must also complete at least 3 credit hours of Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility each year in order to satisfy the mandatory TX CLE requirement.

TX CLE Compliance & Reporting

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Compliance Deadline: Last day of month before birth month
  • Reporting Deadline: First day of month of birth month

Texas attorneys often ask about the deadline to complete the the TX MCLE requirement. The answer to that question depends on when you were born. Your TX MCLE compliance year is a one-year period that begins on the first day of the month that you were born. The MCLE compliance period ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes your birth month. All TX CLE must be completed and reported (received by the Texas MCLE Director) by the last day of your birth month in order to avoid a non-compliance penalty fee.

TX MCLE – Grace Period

Each Texas attorney has an automatic grace period – the end of his or her birth month – to complete AND report TX MCLE hours for that compliance year.

If you have NOT completed or reported the required 15 TX credit hours by the last day of your compliance year, you will receive a reminder Notice via email and regular mail from the State Bar of Texas at the beginning of your birth month. If you do not complete and report at least 15 hours of Texas CLE by the last day the grace period then you will be in non-compliance and subject to a penalty ranging between $100-$300. Please click this link to access more information about CLE in Texas: TX CLE.

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Texas MCLE: Does the State Bar of Texas keep a record of my CLE activities completed?

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Every active member of the State Bar of Texas that has been licensed for at least two years must complete fifteen (15) TX CLE credit hours each year.[1] The Texas CLE compliance year is a one-year period that begins on the first day of the month you were born. The compliance period ends one year later on the last day of the month that precedes the month of your birth.[2]

Texas CLE Reporting

All Texas CLE must be completed and reported by the last day of your birth month in order to avoid a non-compliance penalty fee.

The Texas MCLE Department does keep track of each Texas attorney’s mandatory CLE compliance and CLE course completion. You can check your Texas CLE compliance by accessing your CLE account on the State Bar of Texas website or by contacting the State Bar of Texas. Please note that while CLE sponsors are required to report attendance, since Texas is a self-reporting MCLE state Texas attorneys are ultimately responsible for making sure that CLE attendance is properly reported. You must report your overall completion of the 15 credit hour annual requirement through the Texas MCLE Annual Verification Report.[3]

Texas CLE Tracking

The Texas MCLE Department tracks each Texas attorney’s CLE course completion. Please note that while CLE providers must report your course completion, Texas is still considered a self-reporting CLE state. It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure your mandatory MCLE hours are accurately and timely reported.

Failure to timely report your TX CLE credit hours could result in a non-compliance penalty of $100, $200 or $300.[4] If you have questions about the amount of TX MCLE you have completed please contact the State Bar of Texas. For more information about the Texas MCLE requirement, deadlines, compliance or Texas CLE bundles please click here: TX CLE.

[1] Including three (3) hours in the area of Legal Ethics or Professionalism each year.

[2] Every Texas attorney has an automatic grace period to complete and report mandatory TX CLE hours for the TX CLE compliance year. The grace period runs until the end of your birth month.

[3] Your Annual Texas MCLE Verification Report will be mailed to you 8 weeks BEFORE your birth month. You must review this Verification Report very carefully and if the report indicates that you have completed the requisite number of TX MCLE hours, then no further action is needed. If you have not completed or reported the required 15 hours by the last day of your compliance year, a reminder Notice will be emailed and mailed to you at the beginning of the birth month (the grace period).

[4] If you do not complete and report at least 15 hours of TX CLE by the last day of your birth month (grace period), you will be in non-compliance with the TX MCLE requirement and subject to a penalty.

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