CLE Requirements: The Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education requires attorneys to complete 36 credits, including 3 ethics credits, by December 31 every three years, with a minimum of 6 credits each year. Credits must be reported by December 31 of the reporting year. Effective January 1, 2019, the limit of distance education credits attorneys may earn per three-year compliance period will increase from 9 to 18 credits. Compliance period deadlines are assigned upon admission. Consult the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education to determine your compliance end year. No credits may be carried over to the next compliance period. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education website.
Effective January 1, 2019, attorneys may take a maximum of 18 distance education credits per three-year compliance period.
Coronavirus update: The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered on September 23, 2020, that, until further notice, any continuing legal education courses taken by attorneys, judges, and State Level Judicial Officers shall not count toward the credit-hour limitations on distance education set forth in Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 28, Sections 3(a) and 3(b), and Rule 29, Section 3(a) and the Order entered by this Court on March 31, 2020.
The Indiana Supreme Court had previously ordered that the credit-hour limitations on distance education courses be waived for all attorneys, judges, and State Level Judicial Officers whose three-year Educational Period or Judicial Officer Educational Period ends on December 31, 2020. That order had also amended the credit-hour limitations to allow Judges and attorneys whose educational periods expire on or before December 31, 2022 to obtain no more than 24 hours of distance education. The previous limit of distance education credits attorneys could earn per three-year compliance period was 18 credits. September 23, 2020 order supersedes this order.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted Indiana attorneys.
Completing Your Indiana Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars and co-sponsored locations (Indianapolis) qualify as "live" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs. View live CLE programs available for credit in Indiana.
PLI and SEC Institute's live webcasts and on-demand web programs qualify as "distance education" credit. Attorneys are limited to 18 credits of distance education per three-year compliance period. View distance education CLE programs approved in Indiana.
PLI is a Sponsor with the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Providers are required to submit applications for each program.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.