MCLE - Vermont

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 Vermont Supreme Court has issued an order temporarily waiving the 10-hour credit limit on self-study for the 2018-2020 reporting period. Attorneys with an upcoming deadline on June 30, 2020 may now complete all 20 hours of their requirement online through webinars or on demand programming.

https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/sites/default/files/documents/AO%2049%20-%20Declaration%20of%20Judicial%20Emergency%20and%20Changes%20to%20Court%20Procedures%20with%20amendments%20through%203-24-20.pdf

MCLE Requirements

Credit hours required: 20 hours per reporting period

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

Length of reporting period: 2 years

Compliance date: June 30

Reporting date: July 1

Compliance group: All attorneys report every 2 years. Newly admitted attorneys are required to report on July 1 of the second full year following the year of admission and biennially thereafter.

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 up or down to the nearest quarter hour.

Limit on credit hours for recorded programs: Attorneys can earn up to 10 CLE hours via recorded programs. The product formats listed below are approved in Vermont.

Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period through the required affidavit. Neither the ABA nor attorneys send certificates of attendance to the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.

Approval of ABA Programs

The ABA is an accredited sponsor in Vermont 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

Vermont Board of Continuing Legal Education
111 State Street Suite 9B
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701
fax: 802-828-3281
E-mail
Website

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.