Understanding the Tennessee CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
15 credit hours annually
*7 hours must be taken live
*8 may be completed online
12 hours General
3 hours Ethics/Professionalism (or "Dual" hours)
*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:
Tennessee Commission on
Continuing Legal Education
1321 Murfreesboro Pike Suite 810
Nashville, TN 37217
(T) (615) 741-3096
(F) (615) 532-4277
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