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Rhode Island CLE

Top Rhode Island CLE Questions


How many MCLE hours are required?

Ten Rhode Island MCLE credit hours every year - including 2 required hours of legal ethics.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 6 credit hours each year. To see a list of MCLE courses offered in Rhode Island please click the following link: Rhode Island Course List.

How do Attorney Credits' MCLE courses qualify for credit in Rhode Island?

All of our online on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the Rhode Island MCLE Commission.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadlines: June 30
Reporting Deadline: June 30

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted lawyers must complete the Bridge the Gap program by the end of the first full calendar year after the attorney is admitted to the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. The Bridge the Gap program is only presented by the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 10 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Rhode Island MCLE Requirements we must monitor your completion of the course. For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups to confirm that you are viewing the video.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the Rhode Island MCLE Commission?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the Rhode Island MCLE Commission. Our automated attendance reports run on the 1st and 15th of every month. In addition, we also 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 the completion of my MCLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

You must report your Rhode Island MCLE compliance on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Attorney Portal no later than June 30. To access the Rhode Island Supreme Court Attorney Portal please click here: https://www.courts.ri.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Rhode Island, please call the Rhode Island MCLE Commission at (401) 222-4942 or visit the Rhode Island MCLE Commission webpage: https://www.courts.ri.gov/AttorneyResources/mcle/Pages/default.aspx.

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

Rhode Island CLE Requirements

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State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 10
Total Online Credits Allowed: 6

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 2

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: 30-Jun
Reporting Deadline: 30-Jun


Rhode Island CLE Info

With Attorney Credits convenient on-demand Rhode Island continuing legal education (CLE) courses, you can complete your RI CLE requirement on your own schedule from the comfort of your own home or office! You can access AttorneyCredits.com and complete your RI continuing legal education courses on most computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones so you can study your CLE courses where and when it’s convenient for you! Attorney Credits’ online streaming video courses have all been pre-approved for Rhode Island CLE credit by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Under the CLE Rules, Rhode Island attorneys may complete up to 3 RI CLE hours each year through online Rhode Island CLE courses as part of the annual 10 credit hour Rhode Island CLE requirement.

Rhode Island attorneys must complete 10 CLE hours each annual CLE compliance period, including 2 hours of legal ethics. The CLE compliance period begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of your reporting year. The deadline to report CLE compliance is also June 30. If your CLE hours are not completed by June 30, you may be subject to fines and suspension and you will still have to attend the required CLE hours to meet your CLE requirement. Rhode Island attorneys may complete up to 3 hours of CLE credit per year earned through online on-demand CLE courses that have been pre-approved by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Attorney Credits is approved by the Rhode Island Supreme Court to provide online CLE courses in the state of Rhode Island and all of Attorney Credits’ RI CLE courses have been approved for RI CLE credit.