TX CLE: Who Reports My Texas CLE Hours?


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.