Understanding the Tennessee CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

15 credit hours annually

Credit Format:

All credits may be completed through online, on-demand programming. Any of TRTCLE's approved courses for Tennessee satisfy the credit format requirements.

*The Tennessee Supreme Court has amended the Rule for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education to remove limitations on distance-learning continuing legal education (“CLE”) credits. The Order was filed and effective on November 1, 2022.

Credit Breakdown:

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

Compliance Deadline:

December 31st

Reporting Deadline:

March 31st

Reporting Information:

TRTCLE reports completed courses to the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

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

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