Pursuant to the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education rules and regulations (APR 11 and Appendix APR 11), a sponsoring organization may apply for accreditation of a continuing legal education course or activity by submitting a completed Form 1 to the WSBA MCLE staff, together with payment of the required fee.
The sponsor of each approved program (or each program for which approval is sought) is responsible for reporting lawyers' attendance to the MCLE Board. The sponsor must send a report to the WSBA not later than 30 days after conclusion of the program. The course will then be added to the lawyers' roster with the appropriate number of credits.
For pre-recorded AV programs, the sponsor should also apply for course accreditation. However, the lawyer is responsible for reporting their own completion of the course.
New Washington State MCLE rules and regulations – Admission to Practice (APR) 11 and Appendix APR 11 – went into effect on January 1, 2009. A summary of some of the changes is below.
Form 1 Fees – All Sponsors
Other links intended to provide CLE sponsors with the information needed to comply with the MCLE rules and regulations are below:
If a sponsor is interested in applying to be an accredited sponsor, see the information at the links below. A sponsor must present at least 30 unique programs per year (and satisfy other requirements) in order to have an application considered.
For more information, contact the WSBA Service Center at 206-443-9722, 800-945-9722, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington State Supreme Court, or the bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, bylaws and policies.
Sponsors can login to seek approval and report attendance.
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