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CLE Requirements: The North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education requires attorneys to complete 45 credits, including 3 ethics credits, by June 30 every three years. All credits must be reported by July 30 of the reporting year. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period. Compliance period year ends are assigned based on admission to the Bar. Consult the State Bar Association of North Dakota to confirm your compliance period end date. No credits may be carried over. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education website.
Coronavirus update: As a result of the restrictions imposed on in-person conferences because of COVID-19, the North Dakota CLE Commission temporarily suspended ND CLE Policy 1.15. Effective immediately and continuing until further notice attorneys in Reporting Group 3, who report in 2020, will be allowed to earn all or a portion of the required 45 credits through self-study. Three (3) ethics CLE hours will still be required.
The North Dakota Supreme Court has also issued an order extending the deadline for completing continuing education to September 1, 2020.
Learn about the specific requirements for newly-admitted North Dakota attorneys.
Completing Your North Dakota Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars, live webcasts and co-sponsored locations qualify as "live" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs. View live CLE programs approved in North Dakota.
PLI and SEC Institute's on-demand programs, MP3s and MP4s qualify as "self-study" credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period. View self-study CLE programs approved in North Dakota.
PLI and SEC Institute programs are presumptively approved by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education.