CLE Requirements: The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board (PACLE) requires attorneys to complete 12 credits, including 2 ethics credits, every year. Reporting periods are assigned upon admission and are staggered through the year: Group I - May 1 through April 30; Group II - September 1 through August 31; Group III - January 1 through December 31. Consult your MyPACLE account to verify your reporting group. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per year. A maximum of 24 credits may be carried over to the next two compliance periods. Distance learning credits cannot be carried over. For additional information, please see the FAQ page on the PACLE website.
Coronavirus update: The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has updated distance learning guidance for 2022 and 2023: at least six (6) credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom, and only up to (6) credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods). See guidance for 2021 compliance periods here.
Completing Your Pennsylvania Requirements with PLI: PLI and SEC Institute's live seminars, live webcasts, and co-sponsored locations (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Mechanicsburg) qualify as "live" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs. View live CLE programs and all ethics CLE programs approved in Pennsylvania.
PLI and SEC Institute's on-demand programs, MP3s and MP4s qualify as "distance learning" credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per compliance period. View distance learning CLE programs approved in Pennsylvania.
PLI is an Accredited Provider with the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board (PACLE), and our programs are presumptively approved.
Attendance Reporting: PLI reports attendance to the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.
It is now fast, easy and free to manage your Pennsylvania CLE compliance on your IOS device. PACLE Mobile is a free tool for lawyers licensed in Pennsylvania that allows you to keep up with your CLE requirements on the go, from anywhere, with your mobile device. You can review your PA CLE course transcript, check your compliance status, find upcoming CLE courses and more. Find it on the iTunes store. (Android coming soon.)