Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 2.5 hours on professional conduct, consisting of 1 hour of legal ethics, 1 hour of professionalism, and .5 hours of substance abuse education
Length of reporting period: 2 years
Compliance date: December 31
Compliance group: There are 2 compliance groups. Attorneys with last names beginning with A through L report in even-numbered years for the prior 2 years, and attorneys with last names beginning with M through Z report in odd-numbered years for the prior 2 years.
Reporting date: January 31
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 up or down to the nearest quarter hour.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must send certificates of attendance to the Ohio Commission on CLE after each program. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to the Ohio Commission on CLE.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA applies for accreditation on a program-by-program basis and is approved for the following formats.
Approved Live Program Formats Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes)
Ohio does not approve audio-only teleconferences.
The ABA does not seek accreditation of live webinars in Ohio.
Approved CLE Product Formats The ABA does not seek accreditation of recorded product formats in Ohio.
State Contact Information
Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431