California CLE Requirements

Whether you’re an experienced or newly admitted California attorney, here’s what you need to be in the know about the CA CLE rules and how to get your California CLE Requirements fulfilled with a Knowledge Group CLE Bundle.

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California CLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in California shall complete twenty-five (25) credit hours of continuing legal education including at least four (4) credit hours of legal ethics, 1 credit competence issues, 1 credit elimination of bias.

Compliance Deadline: January 31

Reporting Deadline: February 1

California-admitted attorneys are divided into three compliance groups:

Compliance Period Deadline
GROUP 1 (A-G) 2/1/16 – 1/31/19

Feb. 1, 2019

GROUP 2 (H-M) 2/1/15 – 1/31/18

Feb. 1, 2018

GROUP 3 (N-Z) 2/1/17 – 1/31/20

Feb. 1, 2020

Compliance Cycle: 
Every three years

Approval of Programs: The Knowledge Group is an approved Multiple Activity Provider in the state of California thus, TKG programs are presumptively approved.

Program Format: The Knowledge Group webcasts qualify as participatory activities in California. There is no limit to the number of credits a California attorney can earn via participatory activities. View our list of LIVE Webcasts and Recorded Webcasts.

CA CLE Requirements Reporting Procedure: Neither members nor providers report attendance at an approved activity to the State Bar of California. Members are responsible for keeping track of their own education. Attorneys must keep the certificates of attendance that providers distribute when attending a participatory education activity. (Providers are required to keep a record for four years of members’ attendance at provider’s participatory activities. Duplicate certificates of attendance may be available from the provider.)

For Newly Admitted Attorneys

CA CLE For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Members of California Bar admitted the month after passing the bar exam who have been on “Active” membership status the entire time since admission, may use the following link to look up the amount of required education:

For more information, contact The State Bar of California at:

The State Bar of California
Office of Certification
180 Howard Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 888-800-3400
Email: [email protected]