New Admittees

Members admitted the month after passing the bar exam who have been on "Active" membership status the entire time since admission, may use the table below to look up the amount of required education. Otherwise, go to Requirements to calculate your proportional requirement.

New Admittees Requirement Table

Admitted Group 1 [A-G] — 2/1/13 - 1/31/16
Due: Feb. 1, 2016
Group 2 [H-M] — 2/1/12 - 1/31/15
Due: Feb. 1, 2015
Group 3 [N-Z] — 2/1/11 - 1/31/14
Due: Feb. 3, 2014
June 2010
23 hours including
4 hours ethics
Regular 25
Hour Requirement
Regular 25
Hour Requirement
December 2010 19 hours including
3 hours ethics
Regular 25
Hour Requirement
Regular 25
Hour Requirement
June 2011 14 hours including
3 hours ethics
Regular 25
Hour Requirement
23 hours including
4 hours ethics
December 2011 10 hours including
2 hours ethics
Regular 25
Hour Requirement
19 hours including
3 hours ethics
June 2012 6 hours including
1 hour ethics
23 hours including
4 hour ethics
14 hours including
3 hours ethics
December 2012

Regular 25 hour requirement

19 hours including
3 hours ethics
10 hours including
2 hours ethics
June 2013 23 hours including
4 hours ethics
14 hours including
3 hours ethics
6 hours including
1 hour ethics
December 2013

19 hours including
3 hours ethics

10 hours including
2 hours ethics
N/A

Note: If the table above indicates you must complete a proportional requirement, the total number of hours and hours of legal ethics are pro-rated. Legal ethics hours are part of (not in addition to) total required hours. [Rule 2.72]  The special credit hours in detection/prevention of substance abuse and elimination of bias are not required, but any credits earned in those areas may be used to fulfill the general credit hour requirement.

In California, attorneys are responsible for keeping track of MCLE credit hours. Go to Compliance Information for recording keeping requirements.

Education activities completed prior to admittance may not be counted toward MCLE compliance. Credit may be claimed only for education activities taken on or after the first day of the month in which you are admitted (sworn in) to The State Bar of California.  Additionally, there is no carry-forward of credit hours from one compliance period to the next. [Rule 2.72(D)]