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.
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
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.
Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadlines: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 31
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the Supreme Court of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. We will report your course attendance within 30 days of course completion. We report 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.
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.
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
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.
Total MCLE Credits Required: 15
Total Online Credits Allowed: 8
Legal Ethics OR Professionalism - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 3
Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: 31-Dec
Reporting Deadline: 31-Mar
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.