MCLE - Kentucky

Detailed jurisdiction information about MCLE regulations and general information accreditation of ABA CLE events, webinars, teleconferences, and on-demand CLE courses

MCLE Rules Changes

The Kentucky Supreme Court recognizes that many attorneys prefer live programs and it may be challenging to find free or low-cost non-live programming in 2020. Accordingly, to avoid uncertainty and financial hardship, they have issued an order which moves the 2019-2020 CLE compliance deadline to June 30, 2021 and moves the reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 period to August 10, 2021.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 12.5 hours per reporting period

Specialty credits required: 2 hours of ethics credit per reporting period

Length of reporting period: 1 year

Compliance date: June 30

Reporting date: August 10

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round to the nearest quarter hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must send certificates of attendance for each program to the Kentucky Bar Association. The ABA does not send certificates of attendance to Kentucky.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA applies for accreditation on a program-by-program basis in Kentucky and is generally approved for the following formats.

Approved ABA Live Program Formats
Live, in-person meetings (e.g., National Institutes)
Live Webinars and Teleconferences

Approved ABA CLE Product Formats
On-Demand online courses

State Contact Information

Kentucky Bar Association
CLE Commission
514 West Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-1883
(502) 564-3795

A Note About MCLE Credit

The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.