Kentucky CLE Requirements and Courses

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

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Kentucky Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

Kentucky new admittees must complete a 12-hour New Lawyer Program within one year of admission.

Kentucky General CLE Rules

  • 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.

MCLE Rule Changes

In reaction to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, most live in-person CLE events have been cancelled across the world. In response, state and other jurisdictions have have temporarily suspended the requirements that their attorneys attend in-person CLE to fulfill their MCLE requirements or adjusted deadlines, fees, or other aspects of their rules. Your state may have temporarily changed MCLE requirements.

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State Contact Information

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

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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. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.