Kentucky CLE requirements

Whether you're an experienced Kentucky attorney or newly admitted, here's what you need to know about Kentucky’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

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Kentucky CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement12 credits every year
Categories10 General CLE 
CLE compliance deadlineJune 30
CLE reporting deadline July 31
Approved Quimbee formatsOn-demand
Live webcasts
CarryoverYes, 24 credits, including 4 ethics CLE credits.
CLE reporting instructions
Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the Kentucky Bar Association CLE Commission. Attorneys must report their own credits by logging in to their Kentucky Bar member profile. Please retain your certificate of attendance as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Kentucky CLE requirements

What is my requirement as a Kentucky-licensed attorney?

Kentucky-licensed attorneys are required to complete 12 credits, including 2 Ethics CLE credits each year.

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

Kentucky-licensed attorneys can complete 12 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses and live webcasts. Quimbee does get select on-demand courses accredited in Kentucky. All other courses can be individually applied for by submitting this application.

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • Attend approved, in-person CLE programs. 
  • Teach at an approved CLE activity. 
  • Research, write or edit materials for an approved CLE activity. 
  • Publish legal writing. 
  • Participate as an unpaid panel member, mock trial coach or seminar leader for law-related public service speeches to civic organizations or school groups. 
  • Attend law school classes.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

Kentucky attorneys must complete their CLE credits by June 30.

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

Yes, attorneys may carry up to 24 credits, including 4 ethics CLE credits to the following two reporting cycles.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

I'm a new attorney. When do I report CLE credit?

Within 12 months following the date of admission as set forth on the certificate of admission, each person admitted to membership to the Kentucky Bar Association must complete the New Lawyer Program.

CLE compliance and reporting

When do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

Kentucky attorneys must report all earned CLE credits by August 10.

How do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

Kentucky attorneys must report CLE credits that they have earned by logging in their Kentucky Bar member profile. Course information is provided on Quimbee’s Certificate of Attendance.


Contact info

Kentucky Bar Association 
514 W. Main Street 
Frankfort, KY 40601-1883 

Rules & Regulations

Kentucky CLE Rules