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Kentucky CLE

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

Top Kentucky CLE Questions


How many CLE hours are required?

Twelve CLE hours including 2 hours of ethics by June 30 each year.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 12 credit hours can be completed online.

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

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

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: August 10

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Within 12 months after being admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association, a newly admitted attorney must complete the New Lawyer Program. This program is offered twice a year (in January or early February) and is done in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. This program is only offered by the Kentucky Bar Association.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 25 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period, including 4 credit hours of legal ethics.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No. Kentucky attorneys monitor their own progress and verify their own completion once the course has been completed.

Does Attorney Credits report my CLE hours to the Kentucky Continuing Legal Education Commission?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the Kentucky Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Kentucky attorneys are required to self-report their hours. 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 CLE hours to the to the Kentucky Continuing Legal Education Commission?

Go to the Kentucky Bar website at https://www.kybar.org click the CLE Button, Member CLE Portal, and select Submit New Credits.

How do I report the completion of my CLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

You must report all your CLE credit hours to the Kentucky Continuing Legal Education Commission by August 10. You can check your online transcript by clicking the following link: https://www.kybar.org.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about CLE in Kentucky, please call the Kentucky Commission on Continuing Legal Education at (502) 564-3795 or visit the Kentucky Commission on Continuing Legal Education webpage: https://www.kybar.org/?page=formembers.

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Kentucky CLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.

Kentucky CLE Requirements

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State Requirements

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

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: June 30
Reporting Deadline: August 10


Kentucky CLE Info

Completing your Kentucky CLE requirement has never been easier! With Attorney Credits, your KY state bar CLE courses are available to you whenever you want, and with CLE Your Way you can study your CLE courses where you want.

We offer streaming video CLE courses if you prefer to study your Kentucky CLE courses online. Or you can download an audio or video CLE course and study your CLE offline. Attorney Credits' state CLE provider number is 6888 and all of our KY attorney CLE courses have been pre-approved for CLE credit by the Kentucky CLE Commission. Kentucky attorneys may satisfy 6 of the required 12.5 CLE credit hours through online courses offered by Attorney Credits, including 2 required hours of legal ethics.

Each member of the Kentucky Bar must complete 12.5 hours of approved Kentucky CLE each annual compliance period, which runs from July 1 to June 30. As part of the 12.5 unit CLE requirement, Kentucky attorneys must complete 2 hours in the area of legal ethics, professional responsibility or professionalism. Within 30 days of completing a KY state bar CLE course, you must submit a signed Certificate of Completion to the Director of the Kentucky CLE Commission. Certification of Kentucky CLE courses must not be submitted later than the August 10.

Any certification of a KY CLE activity that is submitted after August 10 will be deemed past due and in non-compliance. If you fail to report your KY state bar CLE compliance on time you may be eligible to submit a plan for making up your Kentucky CLE delinquency.