CLE Requirements: The Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois requires attorneys to complete 30 credits, including 6 professional responsibility credits, including one credit of diversity and inclusion, and one credit of mental health and substance abuse, as part of their professional responsibility requirement. Attorneys with last names beginning with A-M report in even years; attorneys with last names beginning with N-Z report in odd years. Credits must be reported by July 31 of the reporting year. A maximum of 10 credits, including professional responsibility, may be carried over to the next reporting period. Attorneys can verify their requirements with the Illinois MCLE Board. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Illinois MCLE Board's website.
Newly admitted Illinois attorneys are required to complete 15 Illinois-approved CLE credits. At least 6 of these must be fulfilled by a Basic Skills Course approved by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (ILSCCP), such as PLI's Illinois Basic Skills course.
Completing Your Illinois Requirements with PLI: All PLI and SEC Institute products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products. View all CLE programs approved in Illinois. View professional responsibility CLE programs approved in Illinois. View diversity and inclusion CLE programs approved in Illinois. View mental health and substance abuse CLE programs approved in Illinois.
PLI is an approved Course Provider with the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois, and our programs are presumptively approved for general credit. Providers are required to submit applications to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (ILSCCP) for each program containing professional responsibility credits.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the Illinois MCLE Board. The Illinois MCLE Board requires that providers report attendance by the 15th day of the month following the month the attorney completed the course. For example, the provider must report June course attendance by July 15. Please ensure your PLI account includes your Illinois ARDC number for timely reporting. Note that the attorney MCLE compliance deadline is June 30 of the attorney's reporting year, and the reporting deadline is July 31.
Effective April 2023: Each Illinois attorney has an online MCLE Board transcript. The MCLE Board will report compliance for attorneys once their online transcript reflects their MCLE compliance. Attorneys may view their transcript by logging into My MCLE with their ARDC#. The transcript's new features eliminate the need for attorneys to report compliance if their transcript reflects that they've earned the required credits. The MCLE Board automatically enters a report of compliance for the attorney when their transcript reflects compliance. If the transcript does not reflect compliance, the attorney is not in compliance, and they cannot enter a report of compliance.
The Illinois MCLE Board has provided the following resources to assist attorneys with their MCLE Board transcript:
- Guidance on the attorney's online transcript with the Illinois MCLE Board.
- A video tutorial to help attorneys navigate the transcript dashboard.
- Attorneys may find more details on the Illinois MCLE Board's Attorney FAQs.
- For questions, please contact the MCLE Board at email@example.com