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Arkansas CLE

Review up-to-date Arkansas CLE requirements, and select bundles or courses to achieve your Arkansas Bar CLE compliance easily.

Top Arkansas CLE Questions


How many CLE hours are required?

Twelve credit hours every year – including 1 required hours of legal ethics.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 12 credit hours.

How do Attorney Credits' CLE courses qualify for credit in Arkansas?

All our online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board.

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: August 31

Is there a special requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

No. Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from Arkansas CLE requirements for the year for the year they are admitted to the bar. Newly admitted attorneys must complete their first set of 12 required Arkansas CLE hours the reporting period that follows the reporting period in which they are admitted.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, Arkansas attorneys can carry over up to 12 excess CLE hours, including 1 ethics hour, into the next annual reporting cycle.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Arkansas CLE Rules we must monitor your course attendance and completion. For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups during the video to confirm that you are viewing the course. For downloadable courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these numbers down and then after you complete the course you must enter the codes on the website to obtain your course certificate. Please note that the date you enter the codes and get the certificate is the date that will be printed on the certificate.

Does Attorney Credits report my CLE hours to the Arkansas CLE Board?

Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board. We do maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report my completed CLE courses to the Arkansas CLE Board?

You MUST SIGN and send in your certificates of completion to the Supreme Court of Arkansas Office of Professional Programs. You can email your certificates to: clearkansas@arcourts.gov. Or you can mail your certificates to 2100 Riverfront Drive, Suite 110 Little Rock, AR 72202.

How do I report the completion of my CLE requirement to the Arkansas CLE Board?

A final report from the previous reporting cycle will be mailed to you before July 31. If you are in compliance, you do not need to take any further steps. If you are deficient CLE hours, then you must sign and return the acknowledgment of deficiency form by August 31 and complete the remainder of the requirement by December 1st. You must then report the deficient hours by December 15.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about Arkansas attorney CLE, please call the Supreme Court of Arkansas Office of Professional Programs at (501) 374-1855 or visit the Arkansas CLE Board website:

Arkansas CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 12

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: August 31


Arkansas CLE Info

Arkansas attorneys must complete 12 AR CLE hours each annual compliance period, including 1 hour of legal ethics. The Arkansas CLE compliance period begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of your reporting year. The deadline to report AR CLE compliance is August 31. Arkansas attorneys may complete up to 12 hours of AR CLE each year earned through online CLE courses that have been approved by the Arkansas Supreme Court Office of Professional Programs.Board. All of Attorney Credits' AR CLE courses have been pre-approved for AR CLE credit.

With Attorney Credits' convenient on-demand Arkansas continuing legal education (CLE) courses, Arkansas attorneys can complete their CLE requirement on their own schedule from the comfort of their own home or office! You can access AttorneyCredits.com and complete your online courses on most computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones so you can study your Arkansas CLE courses where it's convenient for you! Attorney Credits streaming video, MP3 and Video Download courses have all been approved for credit by the Arkansas CLE Board. Under the Arkansas bar CLE Rules, attorneys may complete up to 12 hours by completing online CLE courses as part of the annual 12 hour CLE requirement.