To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with guidance from state and national
governmental authorities, the PA CLE Board office is currently closed. Staff members are working remotely to answer emails
and process workflow to ensure timely CLE compliance tracking. Please note the following announcements from the PA CLE Board
regarding the impact of the coronavirus on CLE operations:
Distance Learning Update
On December 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an
Order permitting attorneys the ability to complete their
2021 compliance requirements with twelve (12) credits earned through accredited distance learning programming.
PA CLE is in the process of updating its database to reflect this change on attorney transcripts. Attorneys may check their
account for updates. With this Order:
Attorneys may complete all twelve (12) of their CLE credits for 2021 compliance deadlines through participation in
accredited distance learning programming.
Online programs conducted live in a synchronous learning environment will be treated as traditional credits and,
Pre-recorded/Asynchronous distance learning credits taken in excess of twelve (12) during 2021 compliance periods will
not carry forward towards future annual compliance deadlines
Distance Learning 2021 Policy Change
Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board is adopting a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by
accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement. This will acknowledge the engagement
and real-time learning experience synchronous training provides while extending compliance accommodations for attorneys.
You may review the policy here.
Accreditation Process Updated:
The process for becoming an Accredited Provider of Distance Learning has been streamlined. More Information
To review all PA CLE Covid-19 accommodations click 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.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board
News & Reminders
Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board is adopting a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement. Read More
Supreme Court Approves Pilot Program: CLE for Pro Bono Service
Beginning in 2019, lawyers may earn CLE credit by completing pro bono service through Accredited Legal Service Providers. Read More Here
New Emeritus License option for Retired Attorneys
Retired Pennsylvania attorneys may now provide pro bono service through a newly approved Emeritus attorney program. Read More Here