Utah MCLE Requirements


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Utah MCLE Requirements

Is CLE Mandatory in Utah? The Utah State Bar requires that all attorneys complete 24 hours of MCLE in a two year reporting period. Further details about Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Requirements are detailed on this website.

What specific subject matters are required in Utah? 

  • Of the 24 required MCLE hours, at least three must cover the topic of ethics.
  • One of those ethics hours must cover professionalism and civility.

How many self-study MCLE credits will satisfy Utah CLE requirements? Online courses can be used to satisfy up to 12 hours of MCLE credit in Utah.

Does Utah have Live CLE Requirements? Per the Utah Courts CLE rules website, “at least half of the hours must be completed by attending live, in-person CLE.” In other words, at least six CLE hours per year must be live.

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

Is the CLE provider responsible for verifying my participation? Utah does not require the CLE provider to verify your participation in their courses.

What special CLE requirements are newly admitted attorneys held to? If you are newly admitted to practice in Utah you must attend the New Lawyer Ethics Program. This program satisfies your CLE requirements for your first compliance cycle.

Does Utah require attorneys to self-report their CLE attendance? Utah requires attorneys to self-report their CLE hours using a Certificate of Compliance. This certificate must include the title of program; the sponsoring entity; and the number of hours in actual attendance at each program.

What is the certification cycle length? Every two years

Utah MCLE compliance deadline: June 30th of the last year of the compliance cycle

Utah MCLE reporting deadline: July 31st of the last year of the compliance cycle

State Contact Info:

Utah State Bar
MCLE Department
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Email: mcle@utahbar.org
Phone: 801-531-9077
Fax: 801-531-0660

Link: Utah State Bar CLE info page