CLE Requirements: The Florida Bar requires attorneys to complete 33 credits, including 5 credits of legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness, with at least 1 of the 5 hours in an approved professionalism program and 3 credits in approved technology courses, every three years. Compliance periods and deadlines are assigned upon admission. Consult the Florida Bar to determine your compliance period. No credits may be carried over to the next compliance period. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Florida Bar website.
Coronavirus update: The Florida Bar had previously announced that deadlines for members scheduled to report their three-year cycle CLE for February through November 2020 were extended to a new reporting deadline of December 31, 2020. This includes the Basic Skills Course Requirement.
Effective March 5, 2019, 5 of the required 33 credit hours must be in approved legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness programs, with at least 1 of the 5 hours in an approved professionalism program. Compliance for the new rule will begin in the member’s next reporting cycle following the March 5, 2019 effective date. For further information, please see the new professionalism requirement amendment to rule 6-10.3(b) on the Florida Bar website.
Learn about the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR) for newly-admitted Florida attorneys.
Completing Your Florida Requirements with PLI: All PLI and SEC Institute products can fulfill Florida's CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products. View all CLE programs, all ethics CLE programs, and all technology CLE programs approved in Florida.
PLI is an MCLE Provider with the Florida Bar. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Select PLI programs offer CLE credit in Florida Bar Board Certification areas. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Attendance Reporting: Attorneys must report their own attendance to the Florida Bar. Please log in to the Florida State Bar website to report attendance.