Delaware CLE Requirements

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Delaware CLE Requirements

Is CLE Mandatory in Delaware? Delaware attorneys are required to complete 24 hours of CLE in a 2 year period. More information about Delaware’s CLE requirements can be found on this webpage.

What specific subject matters are required in Delaware? Of the 24 required CLE hours, Delaware requires that at least 4 hours in the reporting period cover the topic of legal ethics.

How many online Self-study CLE credits will satisfy Delaware CLE requirements? In Delaware, up to 12 hours of CLE credit can be satisfied using online courses. That’s half of your required Continuing Legal Education credits for the reporting period.

What are the Delaware Live CLE Requirements? 12 of the 24 credit hours must be live. The rest of your CLE hours can be distance learning anywhere you have a computer with an internet connection. 

Is a Marino CLE bundle available for Delaware? In the future, Marino plans to offer Continuing Legal Education courses for Delaware so that you can get your CLE hours quickly and conveniently from wherever you are.

Is the CLE provider responsible for verifying my participation? Verification of CLE hours is the responsibility of the sponsor of the course. The CLE provider will be responsible for submitting your CLE hours to the bar association.

What special CLE requirements are newly admitted attorneys held to?

Newly admitted Delaware attorneys are exempt from CLE credits during the year they were admitted, but must begin complying with the requirements beginning with the next calendar year. Within four years of their admission, new attorneys are also required to attend specific Fundamental Courses. These courses will count toward their annual CLE requirement.

A list of the Fundamental Courses can be found at this link

Does Delaware require attorneys to self-report their CLE attendance? Delaware attorneys are not required to report their CLE participation to the Delaware Bar. It is the responsibility of the CLE sponsor to report attendance.


What is the certification cycle length? Every two years

Delaware CLE reporting deadline: December 31st

Delaware CLE compliance deadlines: December 31st

State Contact Info:

Commission on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of Delaware
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-651-3941