State CLE Credit & TREC Information
Under the Texas MCLE Rules, you can now satisfy ALL of your annual CLE credits through our online CLE courses. These are regular participatory CLE credit hours just like you would earn from traditional live CLE courses, and there is NO LIMIT on the number of credit hours that you can earn each year through our online CLE courses. Many of our courses are also accredited for legal ethics credit. Each of our CLEonline.com courses are assigned a course number by the State Bar of Texas and this is posted in the Course Room for each of our courses.
Under Texas MCLE Rules, when you complete one of our online CLE courses, you will need to report your CLE credits directly to your MCLE record at the State Bar by the last day of your birth month in order to avoid a non-compliance penalty fee. Once you have completed a course, you can go directly to the MCLE page on the State Bar of Texas website to record your final CLE credits for the course on your MCLE record at the Bar. You can go directly to this page on the MCLE site by clicking the following link:
State Bar of Texas MCLE website
You will then need to login with your Texas Bar number and PIN number. (If you don't already have a PIN number for the MCLE site, you can easily create it once you are there.) After you login, then click the link to 'Add Course or Self-Study Credit'. You will need to use the course number assigned to your course (which is posted in the Course Room for each of our courses) to add your final CLE credits for the course to your MCLE record. Should you have any questions about using this MCLE system to record your credits on your MCLE record, please call the MCLE Dept. of the State Bar at 1-800-204-2222, ext. 1806.
Texas Real Estate Commission MCE Credits:
If you are an attorney and you are also licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), you can obtain mandatory continuing education (MCE) credits required by TREC for our CLEonline.com courses, so long as at least fifty (50) percent of the course content is devoted to real estate related topics. (NOTE: all of our online CLE courses are approved as 'participatory' credit by the State Bar of Texas, so this satisfies the other requirement that TREC has established for CLE courses.) To obtain MCE credit for one of our real estate courses, you would need to complete the following steps:
- Download and print the form entitled "Individual MCE Elective Credit Request for State Bar Course" from the TREC Web site by clicking this link.
- Complete and sign this form per the instructions contained on the form itself.
- Login to the Course Room of your course on our site. Click the 'CLE Credits' tab at the top of the page and then the link labeled 'Certificate of Attendance'. This will allow you to download a Uniform Certificate of Attendance form for your course, which you will need to print and sign. (NOTE: If you completed a course in a prior month, click the link labeled 'Access Your Records' after logging in to our site. Then, click the link labeled 'Certificate of Attendance' adjacent to your course title.)
- Send both completed forms to TREC at the address provided on their form.
Just like Texas, California attorneys can also satisfy ALL required CLE credits through our online CLE courses. CLEonline.com has been designated as an approved California MCLE provider (Provider #8648) by the State Bar of California, so all of our online CLE courses are automatically accredited in California. These are regular participatory credit hours just like you would earn from traditional live CLE courses, and there is NO LIMIT on the number of credit hours that you can obtain each year through our online CLE courses.
After completion of one of our CLEonline.com courses, you can download your Uniform Certificate of Attendance form directly from our site that you would then keep in your California MCLE file. There is no central reporting form required to be filed with the State Bar of California, as is the case in Texas.
New York attorneys can also earn CLE credits toward their New York MCLE requirements through our online CLE courses when the course has received accreditation in Tennessee (an Approved Jurisdiction). Please click on the specific course title for the full Course Description to the view the accreditation information on our CLE Courses List page.
The New York MCLE regulations require that you verify your completion of the course materials for an online CLE course through a Validation System that we have established on our website. When you listen to the video/audio materials, a validation code will be mentioned at some point during the course of the presentation. This Validation Code will be required in order to verify your completion of the course materials and to generate the required documentation that you will need to claim your New York CLE credits for each course.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are licensed in New York, please be sure that your user record properly reflects your New York license.
If you are an attorney licensed in Nevada, you can obtain Nevada CLE credits for any of our CLEonline.com courses. To obtain your CLE credits in Nevada for a qualifying course on our site, you would need to complete the following steps:
- Download and print the form entitled "Application for Approval of Individual Course" from the Nevada Bar Web site by clicking this link.
- Complete this form per the instructions contained on the form itself. You can print a course description by clicking on the specific title of each course listed on our CLE Courses List page.
- You can also download and print the Uniform Certificate of Attendance form for the course in which you were registered. Simply click the 'CLE Credits' link in the Course Room of your course. Then, click the link for 'Certificate of Attendance' to download a PDF copy of your certificate. After you print the form, sign and date the certificate.
- Send both completed forms to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education at the address provided on their form.
Several other states will now allow CLE credits for online CLE courses. A number of states, such as Florida, will allow credit for our online CLE courses based on the fact that they have been accredited for participatory credit by another MCLE state (through CLE Reciprocity).
The majority of CLEonline.com courses have already received accreditation in the state of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Please click on the course title for the full Course Description Page to the view the accreditation information.
Oklahoma attorneys can earn six credits per year through on-demand programs and must enter a validation code for verification of attendance. Currently no CLEonline.com programs are approved for credit in Oklahoma, so please contact the Oklahoma State Bar MCLE Department for approval information. http://www.okbar.org/members/MCLE/7WaysMCLE.aspx
If you are licensed in another state, please contact the MCLE office in your state to inquire about the status of their rules and policies for online CLE credit.