Fee Schedule

There are two categories of course providers under the MCLE Rules and the Court-issued Fee Schedule:

  • Accredited Provider. This is an annual accreditation.
  • Per course/individual course provider (also known as non-Accredited Provider). The provider applies for accreditation for each individual course.
A. Annual Fee for Accredited Providers

Annual fee for Accredited Providers based on total number of courses eligible for CLE credit.


1. Certain categories of Accredited Providers only if they do not charge attorneys (directly or indirectly) for attending any CLE programs during the annual accreditation period:


Effective for all accreditation periods beginning January 1, 2012 and thereafter.


Bar associations, professional organizations and government entities -- 6 or fewer programs per year $100.00
Bar associations, professional organizations and government entities – 7 or more programs per year $300.00
Nonprofits offering courses or activities only to train volunteers providing pro bono services $200.00
Lawyers Assistance Program $200.00

2. All other Accredited Providers only if they do not charge attorneys (directly or indirectly) for attending any CLE programs during the annual accreditation period:


Effective for all accreditation periods beginning January 1, 2012 and thereafter.


All other entities -- 6 or fewer programs per year $300.00
7 to 10 programs per year $500.00
11 to 24 programs per year $1,200.00
25 to 50 programs per year $2,500.00
More than 50 programs per year $4,000.00

3. All Accredited Providers not within the two previous categories who charge attorneys for attending any CLE programs during the annual accreditation period:


Effective for all accreditation periods beginning January 1, 2012 and thereafter


a. All other Accredited Providers not within the previous categories who charge attorneys for attending any CLE programs during the accreditation period:


6 or fewer programs per year $300.00
7 to 10 programs per year $1,000.00
11 to 24 programs per year $2,000.00
25 to 50 programs per year $3,500.00
More than 50 programs per year $6,000.00

b. Additional fee for each program with paid attendees:


Fee per hour/per attorney requesting Illinois credit $1.00
B. Per course/individual Course Providers (non-Accredited Providers)

1. Certain categories of CLE providers listed below only if they do not charge attorneys for attending the program:


Bar associations, professional organizations and government entities $30.00
Nonprofits offering courses or activities only to train volunteers providing pro bono services $20.00
Lawyers Assistance Program $20.00

2. All other providers applying to accredit an individual course or activity:


Each accredited course $50.00
Additional fee for each program with paid attendees
(fee per hour/per attorney requesting Illinois credit)
$1.00

3. Provider late fees (please note that effective April 1, 2008 a late fee will be charged for individual course applications submitted on or after the course date):


Late fee paid by provider when application is submitted to Office of MCLE after program date: $25.00

Amended September 27, 2011.

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FAQs
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