Arkansas CLE Requirements

Arkansas CLE

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Arkansas CLE Requirements

Is CLE Mandatory in Arkansas? Attorneys in Arkansas are required to attend 12 hours of CLE credit every year. You can find out more details about Arkansas’ CLE requirements on this webpage.

What specific subject matters are required in Arkansas? You must complete one hour of legal ethics/professionalism CLE as part of your 12 hour CLE requirement.

How many self-study CLE credits will satisfy Arkansas CLE requirements? Online courses approved by the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board may count for all of the CLE credits for the year.

Does Arkansas have Live CLE Requirements? No, you may use online courses for all of your Arkansas CLE credit requirements.

Is a Marino CLE bundle available for Arkansas? In the future, Marino plans to offer Continuing Legal Education courses for Arkansas so that you can get your CLE hours quickly and conveniently from wherever you are.

Is the CLE provider responsible for verifying my participation? The provider is not required to verify your attendance in CLE courses, but the course does need to be approved by the Board prior to attendance. The provider is responsible for applying for approval with the Board.

What special CLE requirements are newly admitted attorneys held to? No special requirements; newly admitted attorneys in Arkansas are not exempt from the CLE credit requirement.

Does Arkansas require attorneys to self-report their CLE attendance? Arkansas gives attorneys the option to self-report, or to have the CLE sponsor report their attendance.

What is the certification cycle length? Annual

Arkansas CLE reporting deadline: June 30th

Arkansas CLE compliance deadlines: June 30th

State Contact Info:

Arkansas Justice Building
Office of Professional Programs
625 Marshall Street, Suite 110
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-374-1855

Link: Arkansas Rules for Continuing Legal Education (then click on “Rule 3. Minimum Educational Requirements” in the menu)