Apply to be a Provider
Thanks for your interest in offering courses for Illinois MCLE credit. This process helps you learn the provider responsibilities and course requirements so you can adhere to them.
Review Items A through C below to learn about provider responsibilities and course requirements. Then follow Steps 1-4 below to request access to our online provider system.
The Supreme Court of Illinois has changed course provider fees and deadlines effective July 1, 2015. These changes apply to courses offered July 1, 2015 and after, as well as to courses entered in PCAM July 1, 2015 or after.
Provider Responsibilities: Items A - C
- Individual Course Provider Course Checklist and Responsibilities
- The MCLE Board’s online Provider Course Accreditation Management system is PCAM. Providers submit all course-related information (applications, attorney attendance data and fees) via PCAM.
You need two contact people to request a PCAM account. Each person must view these brief PCAM video tutorials and certify completion (after viewing, see Step 1 below):
Getting Started: The Basics of PCAM
Issuing Correct Attendance and Teaching Certificates
Course Fees. An Individual course application fee is $50.00 for all providers who enter the course in PCAM and pay the application fee by the course start date. If the Board receives an application via PCAM or application fee after the course start date and up to 30 days after the course start date, the added late fee is $125.00. There is an additional late course option for providers who enter the course in PCAM 31-730 days after the course start date, an additional late fee of $500.00 is added. Therefore, a provider will pay an application and late fees of $675.00 for an application entered in PCAM 31-730 days after the course start date. A course application is received only when the course is entered in PCAM and the appropriate application fee received by the Board.
Attendance Reporting Deadlines and Fees. Attendance reporting and fees are due monthly. Attendance will be due the last day of the month following the month in which (1) the live course ended, or (2) the recorded course was listed in PCAM as credit eligible. The first deadline to report monthly attendance is August 31, 2015 for: (1) live courses that ended in July, 2015; and (2) recorded courses listed in PCAM as credit eligible at any time in July, 2015. Attendance for courses entered late is due upon MCLE approval. An attendance fee is required of most providers, the fee is $0.75 per accredited hour for each attorney issued Illinois MCLE credit. Whether or not the provider owes attendance fees is based on the provider's entity type (see the Fee Schedule for those providers specifically excluded from this requirement). If the attendance is reported or paid late, or will be late due to late application, attendance late fees will be added.
Request PCAM Access: Steps 1-4
Go to our Contact Us page and Send Us a Message. If you've never messaged us via our website, you create an account first. (This is not a PCAM account.) Include these items:
- organization name and any other names the organization has gone by in the past five years;
- website link;
- types of CLE courses and topics the provider has presented or plans to present;
- intended audience (e.g., organization's own attorneys, open to all attorneys, invitation only, etc.)
- verify both contacts have viewed the PCAM video tutorials; and
- confirm each contact person has read and understands the provider responsibilities and requirements referenced on this page.
An MCLE Board staff member reviews your entry and checks our records for previous contact. He/she may access public information or request more information from you. If we don’t find any issues, we email you a link to the PCAM online registration form.
Click the link and complete the brief online registration form. Include a primary and secondary contact person with separate phone numbers and email addresses. Click "Submit" at the bottom. We review the registration in 4-5 business days.
If your registration is approved, we e-mail your PCAM log-in credentials (check your spam filter if you don't see our email in one week). Log-in to submit applications and pay fees.