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Rhode Island 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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Rhode Island Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

Rhode Island new admittees must complete the "Rhode Island Bridge the Gap course" unless the attorney has been admitted for at least three years in another jurisdiction at the time he/she was sworn in in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island General CLE Rules

  • 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.
  • Distance Learning Requirements: May take all credits with live webcast, previoulsy recorded limited to 6 credits
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees.

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