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Document and Entity Information

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 13, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Legacy Education Alliance, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001561880  
Trading Symbol LEAI  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   23,000,852