MCLE Reporting, Viewing Free Online CLE, Accessing CLE History

Reporting requirements:

If your last name starts with A - M you have a completion deadline of 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2018. To avoid late fees, your compliance deadline (or report a valid exemption) is 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2018. The MCLE rules state that you must complete 30 total hours, including at least six hours of Professional Responsibility.  


Beginning with the two-year reporting July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, and after, attorneys CLE requirement will change. Illinois attorneys must continue to complete 30 total hours of CLE credit, including six professional responsibility (PR) credits, but of those six PR hours, attorneys must complete one hour of diversity/inclusion PR and one hour of mental health/substance abuse PR.  (This is new this year for those attorneys who just reported.  Attorneys who report next year do not have this requirement until after they report next year.)

To report online or check your specific requirements, please log into the MCLE Board website (, then go to “Report Compliance.” To learn more, you can also search their FAQs with the keywords “reporting period.”

If you find that you need additional credits, you can view the KCBA FREE Online Seminars. We currently have 19.75 General Credits and 6.25 hours of Professional Responsibility Credits available for viewing. Even if you have not attended any seminars for CLE credit during this reporting period, you will be able to complete most of your credit reporting requirements just by watching the KCBA FREE Online Seminars! (Please note that if you attended a seminar in person, you cannot get credits for that seminar again by watching it online.)


  • Login to the KCBA website using the email address associated with your KCBA account.
  • Once logged in, from the KCBA website homepage, click on the “Watch Free Online CLE” bar located in the center of the page.
  • Select the video you would like to watch.
  • Click “I Agree” which attests that you understand you must watch the entire video to obtain your credits. (We are unable to issue partial credits for online seminars.)
  • The video viewer will open on the left side of the page. Seminar materials can be accessed through the Media Tab on the right side of the page.
  • After viewing the entire seminar (it must play through to completion), an affidavit will pop up under the video viewer. You must click “I Agree” and “Confirm” to obtain your CLE's and certificate of completion. See the example below.

  • TROUBLE SHOOTING: We recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome for online seminar viewing, and suggest disabling pop-ups from the KCBA in order to watch the seminar or to get your certificate.

    If you need password help, you can click on “Forgot my password” and follow the instructions, or call the KCBA office.

You can find a complete listing of all the seminars and for-credit committee meetings you’ve attended with the KCBA in your member account. Here’s how:

  • Login to the KCBA website using the email address the KCBA has on file for you.  (IMPORTANT: you must use the email address linked to your KCBA account to view webinars)
  • From your member account page, click “CLE History.”
  • Adjust the date range as desired.
  • Click “Update” to view the dates specified.

A list of your activities will appear, including a total of your general and professional responsibility CLE hours. To view or print your certificate, click on “View” and print.