Updated: Feb. 22, 2018

MCLE Requirements for Licensure

Lawyers, administrative law judges, and house counsel licensed under Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 8(f) must complete:

  • 45 approved MCLE credits in total every applicable 3 year reporting period, including:
    • At least 15 law and legal procedure credits
    • At least 6 ethics credits
  • You may carry over to the next reporting period up to 15 excess credits, including 2 ethics and professional responsibility credits.  
  • You cannot earn more than 8 credits in a day.


  • Earn credits by Dec. 31 of the third year of your reporting period.
  • Certify credits by Feb. 1 of the year following your reporting period.

Late Fees

  • Late fees start at $150 and increase by $300 for every consecutive period of late compliance.

Using the MCLE Online System

Login to your MCLE Online System account to:

  • View your roster
  • Search for approved courses
    • via the Find CLEs link on the My Activities tab
  • Report an activity
  • Comity
    • Lawyers licensed in Oregon, Idaho, or Utah can submit a Comity Certificate of MCLE compliance with a $25 comity fee.  In order to be valid, Comity Certificates cannot have been issued more than 6 months prior to submission date.
    • Lawyers can request a Comity Certificate through the Request Comity Certificate link.

Note : Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, Bylaws and policies.