Credit hours required: 15 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 3 hours of ethics and professionalism credit per reporting period
Length of reporting period: 1 year
Compliance date: December 31
Reporting date: March 1
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 down to the nearest hundredth of an hour.
Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 8 CLE hours via recorded programs per reporting period.
Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance on behalf of attendees.
Approval of ABA Programs
The ABA applies for accreditation on a program-by-program basis 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
Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization
1321 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 810
Nashville, TN 37217
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.