MCLE - Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an order suspending the annual CLE requirement for the 2020 compliance year. All CLE credits that would have been used to satisfy the 2020 requirement can be carried over to satisfy the CLE requirements for the 2021 reporting year.

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 10 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: June 30

Compliance group: All attorneys report annually.

Minutes per credit hour: 50 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 50 and round down to the nearest half hour.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: 
The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an approved provider in Rhode Island, submits programs on a program-by-progam basis and is 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

Rhode Island MCLE Commission
Rhode Island Supreme Court
John E. Fogarty Judicial Annex
24 Weybosset Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-4942

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.