Information for CLE Sponsors
Sponsors or providers of CLE must create a sponsor account on the online MCLE portal.
See the most important changes to MCLE rules in 2016 with this Cheat Sheet for Sponsors. Click to enlarge.
To apply for MCLE credit for a course, a sponsor must apply online through the online MCLE portal and pay the $50 application fee. Sponsors must apply at least 15 days prior to the date of the course; otherwise a $35 late fee will be assessed.
For each live approved program, the sponsor must submit attendance no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the course. Sponsors must submit attendance through the online MCLE portal. The fee for reporting attendance is $1 per attendee. There is a $35 late fee if it is reported more than 30 days after the course. Lawyers are responsible for reporting their own completion of recorded courses.
A sponsor may duplicate and receive automatic approval for another occurrence of an approved course if it is to be presented no later than 12 months from the original presentation date. Create a duplicate course on the MCLE website for each subsequent presentation. The duplicate must be submitted at least one day before the presentation and the content and faculty must be identical to the original course.
Sponsors may also use the "duplicate" feature to create a recorded activity based on an already-approved live program. The recorded activity will be valid for five years from the original recording date. Note: The recorded program should be accredited to match the run time of the recorded program. This may not match the accreditation of the live program, due to program editing.
A new APR 11 took effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Sponsors must abide by the requirements and standards set forth in APR 11 all courses taking place on or after Jan. 1, 2016, must comply with the new rules.
Partial Attendance Certification Form — Attendees are required to fill them out and return them to sponsors if they did not attend the entire program. This form helps sponsors accurately report the attendance for each live program. Attendees are to fill out the form and return it to the sponsors if they did not attend the entire program. Sponsors may use their own forms for this purpose.
Model Course Evaluation — Sponsors may download this form to distribute to attendees, or may use their own forms to collect course evaluations.
If you have any questions or need help navigating the online MCLE portal, please contact an MCLE analyst at 206-733-5987 or email@example.com.
Sponsors can login to seek approval and report attendance.
Receive MCLE credit for being a mentee or mentor by following APR 11 guidelines.
© 2016 Washington State Bar Association, all rights reserved.