Credit hours required: 12 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 2 ethics and/or professionalism, with 1 additional hour on substance abuse awareness or debilitating mental conditions every 3 years.
Length of reporting period: 1 year
Compliance date: December 31
Compliance group: All attorneys
Reporting date: February 28
Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round down to the nearest quarter hour.
Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 4 CLE hours via on-demand online courses.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance for live programs within 30 days after the program to the North Carolina CLE Board. The does not report attendance for on-demand online courses.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA is an accredited sponsor in North Carolina and is approved for the following formats.
Approved Live Program Formats Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes) Webinars and teleconferences
Approved ABA CLE Product Formats On-demand online courses
North Carolina does not allow credit for individual self-study via CDs, CD-ROMs, or DVDs.
State Contact Information
North Carolina State Bar North Carolina Continuing Legal Education
208 Fayetteville Street Mall P.O. Box 26148
Raleigh, NC 27611