CLE FAQ

CHECK YOUR CLE HOURS

  • How can I check my CLE credit record?
    ACBA Members: Check you CLE credits history on ACBA programs here. Indiana Continuing Legal Education requirements are mandated and monitored by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Your CLE credit record with the CLE Commission can be checked on the Indiana Supreme Court’s Attorney Portal

INDIANA CLE REQUIREMENTS

  • What are Indiana’s CLE requirements?
    Attorneys and judges are required to attend at least six (6) hours of approved CLE per year and at least thirty-six (36) hours of approved CLE per three-year cycle. Also, attorneys and judges are required to take at least three (3) hours of ethics credit anytime within the three-year cycle.
  • What are Indiana’s CLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys?
    Additionally, newly admitted attorneys are required to attend an approved, six (6) hour “Applied Professionalism” program in lieu of the ethics requirement in their first three-year cycle.
  • Can non-legal subject matter (NLS) courses receive credit?
    Yes, NLS courses can receive credit. NLS courses are courses that are not substantively legal, but enhance your competence in your individual practice. An attorney may report a maximum of twelve (12) hours of NLS credit per three-year cycle. An attorney may report any or all of the twelve (12) allowable NLS hours in a single course or a given year.
  • Can distance education courses receive credit?
    Yes, distance education courses can receive credit. Distance education courses are CLE courses that do not require a student to be in the same location as the instructor and do not require an attendant to be at the learning site to monitor your attendance. An attorney may report up to nine (9) hours of credit per three-year cycle for approved distance education activities. An attorney may report any or all of the nine (9) allowable distance education hours in a single course or a given year. State Level Judicial Officers are allowed a maximum of nine (9) hours per three-year cycle. A list of available distance education programs can be found in our Online CLE Catalog.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Have a question about CLE?
    For questions or feedback on ACBA CLE, contact Melissa Widenhoefer, at melissa@allencountybar.org.
  • I recently attended an ACBA seminar. Why isn’t that credit on my record?
    As required by the ICCLE, credits from ACBA CLE’s are reported 30 days following the seminar. Payment in full for the seminar is required for CLE credit reporting. Please allow an additional 30 days for processing by the commission once credits have been reported by the ACBA.
  • I attended an ACBA seminar but need the credit in another state. What do I do?
    ACBA CLE seminars are approved for credit in Indiana only. Individuals seeking credit in other states are responsible for submitting the course for approval to the respective crediting organization. ACBA staff is happy to provide you with whatever documentation is necessary for requesting credit in another state. For assistance, contact CLE Director Melissa Widenhoefer, at melissa@allencountybar.org.