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Tennessee CLE

Top Tennessee CLE Questions


How many CLE hours are required?

Fifteen credit hours every year - which must consist of no less than 12 general hours and 3 Ethics/Professionalism hours (or Dual hours) per year.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 8 credit hours each year. To see a list of CLE courses offered in Tennessee please click the following link: Tennessee Course List.

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

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

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadlines: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 31

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

If you pass the February Tennessee Bar Exam you will be awarded the required fifteen (15) hours of CLE credit to fulfill your CLE obligation. If you were not sworn in prior to September 1, then you should contact the Tennessee Commission on CLE.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 1 year's worth of both general (12 hours) and Ethics/Professionalism (3 hours) may be carried over. Ethics credits in excess of the annual requirement (a maximum of 3 hours) will be carried forward to the next year's ethics requirement, but may NOT be used to satisfy any deficiency in the twelve (12) hour general requirement.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Tennessee CLE 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. For downloadable courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these numbers down and then enter them on our website after you complete the course 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 Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Our automated attendance reports runt 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 CLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

The Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education will prepare and mail you the Annual Report Statement in February. Attorneys that are short CLE hours must cure any CLE deficiency, complete the Annual Report Statement, then return it to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education before March 31.

How can I review my CLE record?

You can view your transcript online on the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education website: https://www.cletn.com/index.php/for-attorneys/attorney-login.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about CLE in Tennessee, please call the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education at (615) 741-3096 or visit the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education webpage: http://www.cletn.com.

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

Tennessee CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 15
Total Online Credits Allowed: 8

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics OR Professionalism - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 3

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: 31-Dec
Reporting Deadline: 31-Mar


Tennessee CLE Info

With Attorney Credits’ convenient on-demand Tennessee continuing legal education (CLE) courses, Tennessee attorneys can complete their TN CLE requirement on their own schedule from the comfort of their own home or office! You can access AttorneyCredits.com and complete your TN CLE courses on most computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones so you can study your TN CLE courses where it’s convenient for you! Attorney Credits streaming video, MP3 and video download TN CLE courses have all been approved for CLE credit by the Tennessee CLE Commission. Under the TN CLE Rules, Tennessee attorneys may complete up to 8 TN CLE credits hours through online Tennessee CLE courses as part of the annual 15 hour Tennessee CLE requirement.

Tennessee attorneys must complete 15 Tennessee continuing legal education hours each annual TN CLE compliance period, including 3 hours of ethics/professionalism (E/P). The Tennessee CLE compliance period begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. The deadline to report TN CLE compliance is March 31. If your TN CLE hours are not completed by December 31, you will owe a $100 non-completion fee and you will still have to attend the required Tennessee CLE hours to meet your TN CLE requirement. Tennessee attorneys may complete up to 8 hours of TN CLE credit per year earned in a distance learning format that has been pre-approved by the Tennessee CLE Commission. Attorney Credits is approved by the Tennessee CLE Commission to provide distance learning CLE courses in the state of Tennessee and all of Attorney Credits TN CLE courses have been pre-approved for TN CLE credit.