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TOP KENTUCKY CLE QUESTIONS

How many CLE hours are required?

Twelve credit hours every year - including 2 required hours of legal ethics.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 12 credit hours can be completed online as of 2019. To see a list of CLE courses offered in Kentucky please click the following link: Kentucky Course List.

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?

Within 30 days of completing a CLE course, you must submit a signed certificate of completion to the Director of the Kentucky Continuing Legal Education Commission. Certification for Kentucky CLE courses must not be submitted later than August 10.

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/login.aspx.

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.

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