Online MCLE System

Help for Sponsors

You may log in to our online system as a sponsor by following the procedures below. From your Sponsor Home Page, you can create new activities for approval, view your submitted activities and their current status, submit attendance for your approved activities that have already occurred, and search our system for other approved activities.

 

Applying for CLE Accreditation as a Sponsor

You may submit a Form 1 application online by following the procedures below. This is the preferred method, with a greatly expedited processing time relative to paper submissions. Currently, our processing time for online applications is approximately three weeks. Note: You must be able to pay the $50 sponsor application fee with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card to use this option.

  • Go to the sponsor page of the MCLE website.  
  • Log in.  
    If you are a new sponsor, click the "Register as a New Sponsor" link, fill out the screen that comes up, and click "Save." Then log in.
  • From your "Sponsor Home Page," click "Create a new activity – Live" or "Create a new activity – A/V" to submit a Form 1. 
    Note: The most important piece of information needed for a full accreditation review is a detailed agenda of the activity, including the start and end time of each instruction session and each break.  Without a detailed agenda, no credit can be granted.
  • Check back in a few weeks — if any more information is needed, the activity will be flagged as "Incomplete" and will contain instructions on what additional information to include.


 

Submitting a CLE Attendance List

Sponsors must report attorney attendance within 30 days after completion of an accredited CLE activity to avoid a $35 late reporting penalty.

If you submitted your activity's Form 1 accreditation request online, you must also submit the attendance list for that activity online. Note: You must also report if there were no attendees.

The fee for reporting attendance online is only $1.00 per attendee. Note: You must be able to pay the attendance fee with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card to use this option.

Attendance to Report

  • Go to the sponsor page of the MCLE website. 
  • Log in.  
  • Click "Submit attendance list."
  • Click the "Submit Attendance" link for the course for which you want to report attendance.
  • Click on "Add Attendee" and repeat for each attendee (or click "Upload File" to submit a tab-delimited text file).

No Attendance to Report

  • Follow the first three steps above.
  • In the "Attendance List Section" page, click on the "No Attendance" link to the right of the course you want to close for attendance.
  • In the "Close Activity for Attendance" page, you will be asked, "Do you want to close the following activity for attendance?"
  • Click YES to close the activity for attendance.
     

Duplicating an Approved Activity

A sponsor may apply for accreditation of a course that is the same as an accredited course presented by that sponsor within 12 months from the original date of accreditation, by creating a duplicate Form 1 on the MCLE website (if the original Form 1 was submitted online) or submitting a paper Form 1 for each subsequent presentation. Such duplicate or Form 1s must be submitted by no later than one day before the subsequent presentation of the previously approved activity. A late fee of $35 will be charged for duplicate Form 1s that are submitted online or postmarked less than one day prior to the duplicate presentation. (APR 11 Regulation 104(a)(4))

Creating an A/V Activity from an Accredited Live Activity

Sponsors may also use "duplicate" to create an audiovisual (pre-recorded) activity based on an already-approved live program. As with live duplicate activities, a pre-recorded duplicate must present exactly the same material as the original live version. Written materials distributed at the live course must also be distributed with the pre-recorded course. The audiovisual activity is valid for exactly five years from its original recording date.  (APR 11 Regulation 103(h)(2(C)-(E))

Note: The A/V program should be accredited to match the run time of the pre-recorded program. This may not match the accreditation of the live program, due to A/V program editing.

 

Process to Duplicate an Accredited Activity

If you submitted the original accredited activity to the online MCLE system, follow these procedures:

  • Go to the sponsor page of the MCLE website. 
  • Log in. Click on "View your APPROVED courses."
  • Click on the "Duplicate" link to the right of the course for which you want to create a duplicate Form 1.
  • In the "Audio/Video or Live" section of the screen (middle right) choose from the drop-down list whether the duplicate is live or pre-recorded ("Live" or "A/V").
  • For LIVE programs, fill in the date and location of the duplicate course. 
          For AV programs, select the type of AV program from the list (e.g. pre-recorded video, pre-recorded audio, or pre-recorded online seminar). Enter the RUN TIME to match minutes of the pre-recorded program. This may not match the credits for the live course.
  • Click "Create Activity."
  • The system will take you to the Activities to Submit page, select the course to submit. You must pay the fees (if applicable) and click the "Submit Selected" button to complete the application process.

For further assistance, contact our Service Center at 206-443-WSBA(9722), 800-945-WSBA(9722), or questions@wsba.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.

MCLE Sponsor Login

Sponsors can login to seek approval and report attendance.