Understanding the Tennessee CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
15 credit hours annually
*7 hours must be taken live
*8 may be completed online
*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The Supreme Court has entered an order allowing attorneys to use unlimited online hours to establish their compliance for the 2021 and 2022 compliance years. Effective immediately and continuing through December 31, 2022, lawyers may earn all or any portion of the required continuing legal education hours for 2022 or for purposes of seeking reactivation or reinstatement in 2022 through approved Distance Learning completed through December 31, 2022.
12 hours General
3 hours Ethics/Professionalism (or "Dual" hours)
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:
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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