Since the onset of the pandemic, and in coordination with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the CLE Board has
adopted policy updates to facilitate lawyer compliance with CLE and implement appropriate procedural accommodations. Please note the following
announcements from the CLE Board regarding the impact of COVID-19 on CLE administration:
Updated March 17, 2021
Temporary Distance Learning Carry Over Exception: The CLE Board has adopted temporary policy to allow
distance-learning credits taken during the 2020-2021 compliance periods to carry forward as traditional credit.
Distance learning credits taken during 2020-2021 compliance periods in excess the twelve (12) hours will be
treated as traditional credit and carry over per Rule 108 (d) relating to carry over credits.
Accreditation of Distance Learning Course Providers: Providers seeking approval as an Accredited Provider of Distance Learning may
use programs conducted during the current and previous calendar year as part of the five (5) requisite programs needed for distance learning
provider accreditation. Providers must be an Accredited Provider or Accredited Provider applicant in order for programs to be eligible for
approval. Courses may be approved if they meet the standards for PA CLE accreditation and would otherwise have been approved if conducted in
a live classroom setting.
More information is available here.
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The CLE Board will continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus and update this page with news and announcements.
In the meantime, you can learn more about mitigating the spread of the virus at health.pa.gov.