Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Frequently Asked Questions

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many state CLE offices have closed. Several states have also made temporary adjustments to their in-person CLE credit hour requirements; a list is available here.  You can expect delays in the receipt of filing and processing of your CLE credits during this time.  You can also visit your state CLE website for details.  


How much credit can I earn for a particular conference?
The program brochure will contain an estimate of the number of CLE credits that can be earned by attending a session in every program time slot. The actual credit granted by each state may be different, depending on that state’s CLE rules. If you have a question or concern about how many CLE credits you can earn, please contact

Can I get ethics and professionalism credit?
Only if your CLE state approved ethics and/or professionalism credit and you attended the appropriate session.
Are ethics and professionalism credits included in the “total” CLE hours indicated on the Certificate of Attendance?
If ethics and/or professionalism credits are approved, they would be included in the total credits on the form.
Can I get a form for teaching credit from NABL?
NABL supplies teaching credit forms for NY and IL. The forms for claiming teaching credit from other states are available for download from each state’s CLE website.

What do I need to do to get my CLE certificates after attending an in-person conference or live webinar?
NABL’s new automated CLE system allows members who participate in our in-person conferences to login to their online profiles and update their registration form to reflect the sessions they actually attended. This is to be done within 15 days of the conference. Members can then download their own CLE certificates 15 days after the conclusion of the in-person conference. Below are instructions for accessing CLE certificates online.

ACCESSING YOUR CLE CERTIFICATES (15 days after the conference)

  • Login (using your NABL username and password) at 
  • Under the ‘Membership’ tab, select ‘CLE Certificates’ from the dropdown menu. 
  • You will be redirected to your ‘Membership Profile’ page, click on ‘CLE Certificates’.
  • Under  CLE Certificates, select the conference or webinar you attended.  
  • Check the ‘State Lists’ to determine if your CLE certificate(s) are issued by NABL or by your state. 
  • For ‘NABL Issued Certificates’, select your state(s). Click on the Adobe icon (top left) to generate a PDF of your certificate to save or print. (These certificates will auto-populate with your CLE information) *NOTE - if the certificate PDF is blank, we do not have your state bar number on file.  Please email for assistance. 
  • Follow each state-specific instructions and deadlines for CLE reporting requirements.
  • For ‘State Issued’ and ‘General (CPE) Certificates’, select the state, download the certificate, print, and fill out the certificate. (These certificates will not auto-populate with your CLE information) 
  • Follow each state-specific instructions and deadlines for CLE reporting requirements.

Non-members will be sent their certificates via email 15 days after the in-person conference or live webinar. 

What do I need to do to receive CLE credit and certificates for NABL U Now on-demand recordings?
To receive CLE credit/certificates for NABL U Now on-demand webinars, archived presentations and audio recorded conference sessions, registrants must email the two 3-digit codes announced during the recording(s) along with your bar number and states to Members will not be able to access their certificates for on-demand learning on their online membership profile. NABL will send the certificates via email to both members and non-members.

What happens if CLE approval from my state was pending at the time of the conference?
NABL will notify members via email when your state has issued their approval.
How is my CLE credit reported to my state(s)?
Each Certificate of Attendance contains information about how credit will be reported. NABL will report the credit you earned based on the sessions you selected on your conference registration form. Remember to update your registration form, if necessary, within 15 days after the in-person conference.
NABL handles reporting for the following states: AL, AR, DE, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MS, NE, NV, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WV. Other states have various forms of self-reporting. Participants from Arkansas must download and forward their CLE certificates to within 15 days after a live or in-person event to receive credit.
Do participants have to sign-in everyday during in-person conferences?

The following states have sign-in requirements in order for participants to obtain CLE credits:

California – One time sign-in with bar number
New Jersey – Daily sign-in with bar number
Ohio- Daily sign-in with bar number and CLE hours
Virginia – Daily sign-in with bar number 

I did not sign-in at the conference. Can I still sign-in now?
If you failed to sign-in for your CLE credits at the conference, please contact

Why do Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey attorneys get a Certificate of Attendance referring to course approval from another state?
NABL uses these states’ Approved Jurisdiction Policy, which allows sponsors of programs NOT held in CT, NJ, or NY to bypasses the procedures required for providers submitting applications directly to the NJ or NY CLE Board. 
What states currently approve CLE credit for distance learning and on-demand webinars?
Each state has different rules regarding on demand CLE. Click here for more information and details about your specific state(s) CLE requirements. If you have NABL course approval questions, please contact
Can I photocopy the written materials from a program?

NABL holds the copyright on program written materials. You may not photocopy or otherwise duplicate or redistribute written materials, audio or video content from NABL without written permission from NABL. 

I misplaced my Certificate of Attendance from a previous conference. Can you provide me with a replacement?

  • NABL members can now login to their online profile to retrieve their CLE certificates for in-person conferences they attended in 2019 and 2020 using our new automated system. See instructions above.
  • To obtain a certificate for conferences between 2014 and 2018, contact (Note: NABL maintains CLE records for five years.)
  • Non-members are issued certificates via email. Contact for replacement of certificates from NABL sponsored programs.