tennessee CLE


Whether you’re an experienced or newly admitted TENNESSEE attorney, here’s what you need to know about the TN CLE rules and how to get your Tennessee CLE Requirements fulfilled with a Knowledge Group CLE Bundle.

Tennessee CLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in Tennessee shall complete fifteen (15) credit hours of continuing legal education including at least three (3) credit hours of Ethics/Professionalism (or Dual hours).

Compliance Deadline: December 31

Reporting Deadline: March 31

Compliance Cycle: Annual

Approval of Programs: The Knowledge Group does not automatically submit CLE application for all our programs in Tennessee. Attendees seeking approved credits should send an email to info@theknowledgegroup.org for more information.

Tennessee CLE Program Format: The Knowledge Group webcasts qualify as “distance learning courses” in Tennessee. Attorneys are limited to eight (8) credits of distance learning programs per compliance period. View our list of LIVE Webcasts and Recorded Webcasts.

Tennessee has waived its distance learning limitation for CLE courses (8 hours) for their 2019 requirement, in light of COVID-19.

TN CLE Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group submits attendance report for approved courses to Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization.

Update: Tennessee has waived its 8-hour distance learning limit for the 2019 CLE requirements through March 31 due to COVID-19.

Tennessee CLE Requirements For Newly Admitted Attorneys: Tennessee attorneys who passed the February Bar Exam and who sworn in prior to September 1 will be awarded with the required fifteen (15) hours of CLE credit to fulfill that CLE obligation. Tennessee attorneys who passed the July Bar Exam will receive the fifteen (15) hours of CLE credit the year following the passage of the bar exam regardless of when they are sworn in.

For more information regarding TN CLE, contact Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization at:

Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization
1321 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 810
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 741-3096
Email: info@cletn.com
Website: www.cletn.com