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Vermont CLE Requirements for Attorneys

Everything you need to know about the Vermont CLE rules and requirements.

Vermont MCLE Requirements Overview

Credit Requirements

  • Total Credits: 24 credit hours every two years
    • At least 2 credits in Ethics
    • At least 1 credit in Diversity and Inclusion
    • At least 1 credit in Attorney Wellness
    • At least 12 credits by Moderated Programming or Non-Moderated Programming with Interactivity as a Key Component

  • Credit Format: All 24 credits can be from Live Webcasts or On Demand courses and can be taken on SproutEd.  Live Webcasts are considered Moderated Programming. SproutEd’s On Demand Courses are Non-Moderated Programming with interactivity as a key component.

  • All Courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in Vermont

Compliance & Reporting

  • CLE Deadline: June 30th

  • Reporting Deadline: July 1st
        
  • Reporting and Compliance Procedure:  Attorneys must certify their compliance on the CLE Compliance Form emailed to each attorney

Additional Info

  • Carryover Credit: Credits may be carried over from the second year of an attorney’s reporting period

  • All courses on SproutEd are approved for credit in Vermont

  • All courses can be taken online with SproutEd

VT CLE Requirements FAQs

Attorneys in their first 2-year reporting period.

Total Credits: 24 credit hours every two years:

  • At least 2 credits in Ethics
  • At least 1 credit in Diversity and Inclusion
  • At least 1 credit in Attorney Wellness
  • At least 12 credits by Moderated Programming or Non-Moderated Programming with Interactivity as a Key Component


In addition, within one year of admission, newly admitted attorneys must complete: 15 CLE Credits on Vermont Practice in courses approved by the Board of Continuing Legal Education and certified by the Board of Bar Examiners.  At least 6 of these credits must be from Moderated Programming or Non-Moderated Programming with Interactivity as a Key Component.

Attorneys can complete all 24 credits online with SproutEd. All of SproutEd’s courses are approved for credit in Vermont.  SproutEd’s Live Webcasts are considered Moderated Programing and SproutEd’s On-Demand courses are considered Non-Moderated Programming with Interactivity as a Key Component.

Vermont Judiciary
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board
Office of Attorney Licensing
Costello Courthouse
32 Cherry St., Suite 213
Burlington, VT 05401
802-859-3000
Jud.attylicensing@vermont.gov

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