Credit hours required: 30 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 3 hours ethics and professional responsibility
Length of reporting period: 2 years
Compliance date: December 31
Compliance group: There are 2 compliance groups. Attorneys admitted in an even-numbered year report in even-numbered years. Attorneys admitted in an odd-numbered year report in odd-numbered years.
Reporting date: February 1
Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 50 and round down to the nearest half hour.
Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 10 CLE hours via recorded online programs. Attorneys can not earn ethics or professional responsibility CLE hours via recorded programs.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports CLE program attendance for in-person programs to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.
Approval of ABA Programs
ABA general credit CLE programs are pre-approved in Wisconsin. The ABA applies for accreditation of ethics and professional responsibility programs on a program-by-program basis. The ABA 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
On-demand online courses are approved through December 31 of the year after the year in which the program was accredited. SCR 31.05(5)(a)(1)
State Contact Information
Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners
110 East Main Street, Ste. 715 P.O. Box 2748
Madison, WI 53701-2748