PA CLE: Reporting Annual CLE Compliance


Pennsylvania attorneys are required to complete twelve (12) credit hours each annual compliance period, including at least two (2) hours of legal ethics. All Pennsylvania lawyers are permanently assigned to 1 of 3 Pennsylvania CLE Compliance Groups for compliance and reporting purposes.

PA CLE Compliance Groups:

  • Group I:     May 1 – April 30
  • Group II:    September 1 – August 31
  • Group III:  January 1 – December 31

The Pennsylvania CLE Board will notify you regarding your CLE status prior to the final day of your compliance period.[1] If the report indicates that you are in compliance, you do not need to take any further action. If you have not completed your required Pennsylvania CLE, you must make up any CLE hours that you are short of the 12 required hours. For more information about CLE in Pennsylvania, please click here: PA CLE.

[1] The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board maintains a record of your CLE compliance. The CLE Board will provide a final compliance notice after the end of the Pennsylvania CLE compliance period.