Other states like California and New York only offer reciprocity for courses taken in certain states or ‘approved jurisdictions’. But a California lawyer must be outside of the state when taking the course, and a New York lawyer taking an online course will not earn reciprocal credit if the provider of the course is headquartered within the state.
A significant caveat to CLE reciprocity is that credit may be claimed only in a manner consistent with the rules and regulations of the attorneys home state: Like New York’s somewhat misguided rule where the faculty of every accredited CLE course must include at least one attorney in good standing.
Like much of the CLE rules and regs, it’s all a bit confusing. A few states not listed here may also offer some form of reciprocity, even though it’s not specifically mentioned in the rules. So check with your state CLE regulator and don’t assume that the course you took won’t go towards satisfying the mandatory CLE credit requirement.