CLE Help Center

Welcome to ACI’s online CLE Help Center. As a leading provider of CLE accredited conferences, seminars and webinars, ACI is pleased to provide you with instructions and tips to solve all of your CLE questions and address any problems you may have.

State Requirements

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The information provided on this page is for information purposes only. To ensure accurate interpretation, contact your state CLE authority for specific questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accreditation FAQ
Q1. How can I obtain my CLE credits?
Q2. How do I obtain a CLE/CPE Certificate of Completion for an event previously attended?
Q3: Can I get MCLE credit for attending an American Conference Institute program?
Q4: Based on my specific CLE needs (skills, ethics, etc) which ACI conference is right for me?
Q5: How does a CLE program get accredited?
Q6. When can I expect to receive my CLE Credit after an event has been held?
Q7: How does an individual or a sponsor apply for accreditation approval of a CLE program?
Q8: What is the difference between Compliance Deadline and Reporting Deadline?

 

Q1: How can I obtain my CLE credits ?

A: Email the below details to clehelp@americanconference.com

  • Name
  • Title of Conference
  • Date of Conference
  • State where Credit is to be applied
  • Bar number

Q2: How do I obtain a CLE/CPE Certificate of Completion for an event previously attended?

A: Email the below details to clehelp@americanconference.com

  • Name
  • Title of Conference
  • Date of Conference
  • State where Credit is to be applied
  • Bar number

Q3: Can I get MCLE credit for attending an American Conference Institute program?

A: 41 states require attorneys to continue their education to retain their license to practice law (MCLE). Each state has its own requirements.
To review your state's requirements click the state map. To ensure accurate interpretation of the information provided, contact your state MCLE authority, shown on your state map requirements.

Q4: Based on my specific CLE needs (skills, ethics, etc) which ACI conference is right for me?

  • Please review our full portfolio of conferences at www.americanconference.com
  • Conferences are categorized by event type and sector
  • If you have any questions or need further advice please email clehelp@americanconference.com

Q5: How does a CLE program get accredited?

A: A CLE program may be accredited in one of four ways:

  • A sponsor may apply for approval for the individual program.
  • A sponsor may apply for sponsor accreditation or the sponsor may be designated as an accredited sponsor, making all of the programs sponsored presumptively accredited.
  • An individual attorney may apply for approval of the program.
  • A state may recognize and presumptively approve CLE programs accredited by, and held in, other MCLE states.

For specific questions about accreditation of American Conference institute programs, please e-mail clehelp@americanconference.com

Q6: When can I expect to receive my CLE Credit after an event has been held?

A: Processing can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks in order for CLE credits to be applied in the requested jurisdiction.

Q7: How does an individual or a sponsor apply for accreditation approval of a CLE program?

A: An application for accreditation of a specific CLE program must be submitted on forms furnished by the appropriate state board or commission. Some states require the application be submitted some time before the program is to take place.

Generally, the forms must be accompanied by an outline that describes the content, identifies the teachers, lists the time devoted to each topic, and shows the date and location of the program to be offered. Typically, this is a brochure that can be mailed by the program provider that announces the program. Sometimes, it must include a detailed calculation of the total CLE hours and specialty credit hours. Finally, a fee usually must accompany the application.

Q8: What is the difference between Compliance Deadline and Reporting Deadline?

A: Compliance Deadline is the date by which all CLE requirements must be completed. In other words, all programs must be viewed and completed by midnight on this date in order for the attorney to receive credit. Reporting Deadline is the date by which attorneys must inform the state which programs they took to fulfill their requirements. Most often, attorneys have 1-3 months from the end of the compliance period to finish their reporting. Please note that both Compliance Deadline and Reporting Deadline are listed on the map of state requirements.