Minnesota CLE is a provider of high-quality continuing education.

The Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education is the agency to whom attorneys report seminar attendance in order to remain in compliance with licensure continuing education requirements. An attorney’s compliance deadline is related to the reporting category assigned and printed on the wallet license card. If you have questions about reporting your credits, the State Board has a thorough Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Continuing Legal Education Rules and Requirements

Accrediting Agency: Minnesota State Board of CLE

Minnesota attorneys must report 45.0 CLE credits every three years. Of these 45.0 credits, 3.0 must be ethics credit and 2.0 must be elimination of bias credit.

Complete Rules of the Board of Continuing Legal Education

CLE Credit Approval By Other States

Minnesota CLE has general credit approval with the states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, and California. This means that if you are licensed in one of these states and take a course from Minnesota CLE, you will receive credit from that state's licensing board without having to apply on a course-by-course basis. (Note that the reverse – taking a course offered in one of these states – does not automatically result in approved credit by the Minnesota State Board of CLE.)

For states other than those listed above, you need to contact the attorney licensing agency in that state to find out what their particular requirements are for accreditation. You may need a Certificate of Attendance (which is under My Account > CLE Credits), and a brochure that contains the program schedule and a list of faculty (which can be found under My Account, and clicking on the seminar title).

Finally, to get courses you have taken outside of Minnesota approved for credits toward maintaining your Minnesota license, you need to apply to the Minnesota State Board of CLE.

ADR Neutral Reporting Requirements

For more information, please visit the Minnesota Judicial Branch website. You may also contact the Supreme Court ADR Program here or call them at 651-297-7590.

Other Types of Continuing Education Credit

Since Minnesota CLE offers courses that pertain to both the law as well as other disciplines, we do, when applicable, apply for other types of continuing education credit.

Some of the other types of credit in which you may be interested include, but are not limited to:

  • MSBA Real Estate Specialist
  • MSBA Civil Trial Specialist
  • MSBA Labor and Employment Law Specialist
  • MSBA Criminal Law Specialist
    Accrediting Agency: Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Continuing Judicial Education
    Accrediting Agency: Minnesota Supreme Court

If a special type of credit other than CLE credit has been applied for, it will be clearly stated in the brochure. If the type of credit you are seeking does not appear in the brochure, please call your accrediting agency. A certificate of attendance and a brochure PDF to facilitate your application are available under My Account.

For general CEU credits, contact your accrediting college or university.