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Vermont CLE Requirements

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

Vermont CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement24 credits every 2 years
Categories20 General CLE 
CLE Compliance deadlineJune 30
CLE Reporting deadlineJuly 1
Approved Quimbee formatsOn-demand
CarryoverExcess credits may be carried over if earned in the second year of the reporting period.
CLE reporting instructionsVermont is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the Vermont Supreme Court. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Vermont CLE Requirements

Vermont attorneys must complete 24 credits, including 2 ethics CLE credits, 1 attorney wellness CLE credit, and 1 diversity and Inclusion CLE credit, every 2 years.
Vermont attorneys can complete all of their credit requirement through Quimbee’s on-demand courses.
  • Attend approved, live CLE courses. 
  • Teach law school courses at an ABA-accredited law school. 
  • Teach legal programs to non-attorneys. Publish legal writing. 
  • Participate in the mentorship program. Serve as an acting judge. 
  • Serve as a moot court judge. 
  • Perform volunteer community work.
Vermont attorneys must complete their requirement by June 30 of their reporting year.
Yes, excess credits may be carried over if earned in the second year of the reporting period.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Vermont attorneys must complete 15 credits of specially approved CLE courses on Vermont practice and procedure. At least 6 of the 15 credits must be from live courses. All 15 credits must be completed no earlier than 1 year before and no later than 1 year after admission to the bar. These credits will count toward the MCLE requirement during the first reporting period.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Vermont attorneys must certify compliance by July 1 of their reporting year.
Vermont attorneys must certify compliance with the MCLE requirements on the licensing statement that must be filed at the end of each reporting period.

Resources

Vermont MCLE Board 
111 State Street, Suite 9B 
Montpelier, VT 05609-0702 
802-828-3281