Wisconsin CLE Requirements

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

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Wisconsin CLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in Wisconsin shall complete thirty (30) credit hours of continuing legal education including three (3) legal ethics and professional responsibility credits.

Compliance Deadline: December 31

Reporting Deadline: February 1

Wisconsin attorneys are divided to two compliance groups:

  • Attorneys admitted in an even-numbered year report in even-numbered years.
  • Attorneys admitted in an odd-numbered year report in odd-numbered years.

Compliance Cycle: Biennial

Approval of Programs: The Knowledge Group does not automatically submit CLE application for all our programs in Wisconsin. Attendees seeking approved credits should send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Program Format: The Knowledge Group LIVE Webcasts qualify as live courses in Wisconsin. There is no limit to the number of credits a Wisconsin attorney can earn via live programs. View our list of LIVE Webcasts.

The Knowledge Group Recorded Webcasts qualify as repeated on-demand in Wisconsin. Attorneys are limited to ten (10) credit hours of repeated on-demand courses per reporting period. Legal ethics and professional responsibility credits cannot be earned via repeated on-demand. View our list of Recorded Webcasts.

WI CLE Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group does not submit attendance report to West Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners. Attorneys must self-report their attendance via electronic reporting system.

COVID-19 Update: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has extended an order that allows attorneys to obtain up to 30 continuing legal education (CLE) credits “on-demand” through Jan. 31, 2022. Legal ethics and professional responsibility must still be completed with live on-online programming or in-person courses.

For Newly Admitted Attorneys

Wisconsin CLE Requirements For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Wisconsin lawyers admitted in 2015 are not required to report their CLE credits until February 1, 2018.

For more information regarding WI CLE, contact Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners at:

Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Board of Bar Examiners
110 East Main Street, Ste. 715
P.O. Box 2748
Madison, WI 53701-2748
Phone: (608) 266-9760
Website: https://www.wicourts.gov/services/attorney/edu.htm