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CLE Frequently Asked Questions
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  • How can I check my CLE credit record?
    Indiana Continuing Legal Education requirements are mandated and monitored by the Office of Admissions & Continuing Education (ACE/the Commission for CLE). Your CLE credit record can be checked on the Indiana Supreme Court's Attorney Portal.


  • What are Indiana’s CLE requirements?
    Attorneys and judges are required to attend at least 6 hours of approved CLE per year and at least 36 hours of approved CLE per three-year cycle. Also, attorneys and judges are required to take at least 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, 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 12 hours of NLS credit per three-year cycle. An attorney may report any or all of the 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 18 hours of credit per three-year cycle for approved distance education activities. An attorney may report any or all of the 18 allowable distance education hours in a single course or a given year. State Level Judicial Officers are allowed a maximum of 18 hours per three-year cycle. A list of available distance education programs can be found in our Online CLE Catalog.


  • Have a question about CLE?
    For answers to frequently asked questions about CLE, visit the Commission for CLE's website. For questions or feedback on ISBA-specific CLE, contact

  • I recently attended an ISBA seminar. Why isn’t that credit on my record?
    As required by the Commission for CLE, credits from ISBA CLEs 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 for CLE once credits have been reported by the ISBA. Please note: If you do not turn in your CLE credit claim form within 30 days of an ISBA-sponsored CLE, you will be required to submit your attendance for credit on your own and pay the $25 late fee issued by the Commission for CLE.

  • I attended an ISBA seminar but need the credit in another state. What do I do?
    ISBA 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. ISBA staff is happy to provide you with whatever documentation is necessary for requesting credit in another state. Attendance is documented by ISBA and forwarded to other states for their records. To have your attendance reported to other states, you need to request it on the course CLE Credit Claim Form.
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