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.
Effective March 5, 2019, 5 of the required 33 credit hours must be in approved legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, 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.
Effective January 8, 2024: The Supreme Court of Florida amended Bar Rule 6-10.3(b) (Minimum Hourly Continuing Legal Education Requirements) to:
- Reduce the overall CLE requirement from 33 to 30 hours per reporting cycle.
- Require Bar members to complete a two-hour legal professionalism course produced by The Florida Bar and approved by this Court during each reporting cycle. This two-hour course, which the Bar will offer free of charge, replaces the existing one-hour professionalism program requirement.
- Remove “bias elimination” from the requirement that “[a]t least 5 of the 30 credit hours must be in approved legal ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, or mental health and wellness programs.” Courses in “bias elimination” that meet The Florida Bar’s general course approval requirements will continue to count toward fulfilling Bar members’ overall 30-hour CLE requirement, but such courses will no longer count toward fulfillment of the five-hour sub-requirement specified in the rule.
Further guidance from the Supreme Court of Florida: Any “bias elimination” courses taken prior to the effective date of the amendments to Bar Rule 6-10.3 will count toward a member’s fulfillment of the five-hour sub-requirement for the member’s applicable reporting cycle. For any member with less than three months remaining in their CLE reporting cycle on the effective date of the Bar Rule 6-10.3 amendments, the requirement to take the two-hour Bar-produced course on professionalism will not apply until the member’s subsequent reporting cycle.
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.
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