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CLE Policy

The MTC’s legal staff frequently receives questions from state employees regarding whether our courses qualify for CLE credits and how to claim those credits. Our policy is to apply for CLE accreditation for all eligible courses in the state of Texas. Most other states that require CLEs either have reciprocity with Texas or allow attendees to apply for accreditation themselves. If your state does not fall into either category but you feel that you have an exceptional situation or have a large number of people from your state needing CLE credits, please e-mail our Deputy Executive Director, Scott Pattison, with an explanation and he will consider your request. Please note: for CLE purposes we can only verify the attendance and participation of attorneys who have registered for the event.For purposes of self-reporting, we produce and distribute a timed agenda, speaker biographies, written materials, and a certificate of completion for each course, along with other relevant information such as our target audience and our method of evaluation. We understand some states only permit attorneys to self-report if the sponsoring agency provides a letter confirming that it does not intend to seek accreditation in that state. You may access our letter here.
The charts below link to state MCLE boards and forms.
If our information is outdated or inaccurate, please contact Susan Carlson.
 
States that have CLE reciprocity with Texas
AlaskaConnecticutMaineNew York [2]
ArkansasFloridaMontanaNorth Dakota
California [1]HawaiiNew Jersey 
States where attendees (as opposed to the sponsor) may apply for accreditation
AlabamaIowaNew HampshireUtah
ArizonaKansas [4]New MexicoVermont
CaliforniaKentuckyNorth CarolinaVirginia
ColoradoLouisianaOhio [7]Washington
DelawareMinnesotaOklahoma [8]West Virginia
GeorgiaMississippi [5]OregonWisconsin
IdahoMissouriPennsylvania [9]Wyoming
Illinois[3]NebraskaRhode Island 
IndianaNevada [6]South Carolina 

[1] Only if the attorney was outside California when they took the CLE

[2] Only for courses that take place out-of-state. Traditional live classroom-format courses are out-of-state if they take place outside of New York State. Nontraditional-format courses are out-of-state if the sponsor organization is headquartered outside of New York State. Attendee must retain written materials.

[3] Only for live courses

[4] Only for live courses

[5] Attendee may not apply for credit for any distance learning courses.

[6] Only for live (not pre-recorded) courses; accreditation must be sought at least 60 days in advance

[7] Only for courses that are not considered “self-study.”

[8] Approval must be sought at least 45 days in advance.

[9] Only for courses that are not considered “distance learning.”