Credit hours required: 15 hours per reporting period
Specialty credits required: 3 hours ethics and professionalism
Length of reporting period: One year
Compliance date: December 31
Compliance group: All attorneys
Reporting date: March 1
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: Attorneys must self-report attendance and pay a per-credit-hour fee for attending live, in-person programs held outside of Tennessee and for webinars, teleconferences, and on-demand online courses. The ABA reports attendance of Tennessee-licensed attorneys and pays the corresponding per-credit hour-fee for live, in-person programs held in Tennessee.
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) Webinars and teleconferences
Approved ABA CLE Product Formats On-demand online courses
State Contact Information
Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization
221 Fourth Ave. North, Ste. 300
Nashville, TN 37219