Tennessee’s compliance year for CLE runs from January 1 through December 31. See Rule 21 §3.01.
Do not confuse this with the Board of Professional Responsibility’s licensing year which is based on your birthday. The CLE Commission and the BPR are separate agencies of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Per Rule 21 §7.07, the Commission sends the Suspension Order to the Supreme Court on August 15. The Court enters the Order at their own discretion.
You do not need to do anything unless you are also claiming an exemption as well for that year or if the hours listed are missing or inaccurate. See Rule 21 § 6.02.
YES! The green and yellow Annual Report Statements must be signed and received by the Commission by March 31 with corrections, additions or to claim an exemption. Payment of any outstanding fees must also be paid or you will be subject to non-compliance fees. See Rule 21 § 6.02.
If you completed a CLE prior to the end of the compliance year, and if that CLE had been reported it would have made you compliant for the year, then write in the missing course on the front of the Annual Report Statement and DO NOT pay the non-compliance fee. It is your responsibility to make sure you receive credit for that course so you will need to contact the provider or the CLE commission if it has not posted.