Understanding the Tennessee CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

15 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

*7 hours must be taken live
*8 may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

12 hours General
3 hours Ethics/Professionalism (or "Dual" hours)

Compliance Deadline:

December 31

Reporting Deadline:

March 1

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Change: Effective immediately and through December 31, 2020, lawyers may earn all or any portion of the required continuing legal education hours for 2020, or for purposes of seeking reactivation or reinstatement in 2020, through approved Distance Learning completed through December 31, 2020.

Newly Admitted Requirement:

New admittees are exempt from the CLE requirement during the calendar year in which they are licensed.

State Contact Information:

  • Address Tennessee Commission on
    Continuing Legal Education
    1321 Murfreesboro Pike Suite 810
    Nashville, TN 37217
  • Numbers (T) (615) 741-3096
    (F) (615) 532-4277
  • mail info@cletn.com
    www.cletn.com

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