457 Court Street, 2nd Floor
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 329-4443
Fax: (775) 329-4291
Welcome to the official Continuing Legal Education website for the State of Nevada.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Below are frequently asked questions. Click on the [+] beside each question to view the answer.
[+] How many CLE credits do I need to earn each year?
For compliance year 2017, while the total number of credits remains at 12, those with a CLE requirement will need to complete a substance abuse, addictive disorders and/or mental health credit. The 12 credit breakdown is as follows: Nine (9) general, two (2) ethics and one (1) substance abuse.
Effective January 1, 2018, active attorneys are required to earn thirteen (13) credit hours each calendar year. The credit breakdown will be ten (10) general, two (2) ethics and one (1) substance abuse. You may carry forward a maximum of twenty (20) general credits, four (4) ethics credits, and two (2) substance abuse credits that are in excess of the annual requirement. Extra ethics and substance abuse credits may be used to satisfy the general credit requirement. However, extra substance abuse credits cannot be used to satisfy the ethics requirement.
Members who are inactive or over 70 years of age are not bligated to fulfill a CLE requirement.
[+] What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?
Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the above CLE requirement for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are admitted, and for the next full calendar year. Instead of earning CLE credits, a newly admitted attorney must participate in a program entitled, "TIPS" through the State Bar of Nevada. Please contact them with questions (1-800-254-2797).
If you were admitted in a different calendar year than when you passed the Bar, please contact the Nevada CLE Board as your length of exemption may change.
[+] How do I report my CLE credits?
Nevada is an attendance verification state. All credits must be submitted to the CLE board by either the attorney or provider of the program. Courses should be submitted within sixty (60) days of the date of the program. Board form 2 (Application for Course Approval) should be used for this purpose. If the documentation is not submitted timely, it could be rejected.
It is the responsibility of the attorney to report CLE credits to other states where they are licensed.
[+] What is the deadline for earning CLE credits?
The CLE requirement runs from January 1st to December 31st. All credits for this period must be completed by December 31st.
[+] What if I don't have my CLE hours completed in time?
If you believe you will not have your CLE requirement met by December 31, you may go on our website, or call our office for specific instructions on how to obtain an extension. A written request must be made to the Board, accompanied by an extension fee. The Board may deny requests for extensions if the member has a history of late compliance. Extensions are granted only until February 15. Attorneys who do not complete their CLE requirement and do not ask for an extension will be subject to late fees as well as other fees and penalties.
[+] How do I find out how many CLE credits I currently have?
In mid-January of the year following the compliance period, the Board will mail to each active member a Compliance Report (form 6) reflecting credits earned from the previous year. To view your current status and individual credits, login to your MyNVCLE account.
[+] Does Nevada compute CLE hours on a fifty-minute or a sixty-minute hour?
Nevada uses a sixty-minute hour. Some states use a fifty-minute hour. If taking a course based on a fifty-minute hour, you will receive less hours in Nevada. Nevada rounds down to the nearest ½ hour.
[+] Can I get credit for self-study CLE?
Yes. Nevada Bar members may earn all of their credit hours through self-study. It is advisable to check with the Board to determine whether a program has been approved.
Self-study courses are stale dated three (3) years from the original production date. You may not earn credit for attending the live program and then listening to the taped version at a later date.
[+] Can I get credit for teaching a CLE course?
Yes. Up to three (3) credits may be allocated for preparation time for each one (1) hour of instruction. Example: If you teach two hours of a six hour class, and attend the remaining four hours, you can claim two hours of teaching time, a maximum of six hours for preparation and four hours of attendance time. Board form 5 should be used for this purpose.
[+] What is the difference between the State Bar of Nevada CLE department and the Nevada CLE Board?
The State Bar of Nevada CLE department is a provider of continuing legal education programs. The Nevada CLE Board is the reporting/regulating agency for tracking the compliance of active Nevada attorneys. The Nevada CLE Board approves the courses which can fulfill the yearly requirement.Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education
457 Court St., 2nd Fl.
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 329-4443
Fax: (775) 329-4291
[+] How do I change my address?
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