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