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.

The Supreme Court of Illinois changed course provider fees and deadlines effective July 1, 2015. These changes apply to all courses offered July 1, 2015 and after, as well as to courses entered in PCAM July 1, 2015 or after.

Fee Schedule (PDF), effective July 1, 2015.

A. Annual Fee for Accredited Providers

Annual fees for unlimited course accreditation: accredits all CLE-qualifying courses presented by the provider starting July 1, 2015 and after. The provider must enter into the Board's online provider course accreditation system ("PCAM") all courses held in that year for which Illinois MCLE credit was issued or the provider anticipates that credits will be issued.


1. Annual Fee


a. Certain categories of CLE Providers listed below:


Bar Associations with equal to or greater than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $300.00
Professional Organizations with equal to or greater than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $300.00
Government entities - defined as federal, state, or local units of government $300.00
Nonprofits offering courses or activities designed to train lawyers who have agreed to provide pro bono services $300.00
Lawyers' Assistance Program $300.00

b. All other CLE providers listed below:


Bar Associations with less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $2,000.00
Professional Organizations with less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $2,000.00
All other CLE Providers $3,000.00

2. Attendance Fees:


Attendance fee per hour for each attorney issued Illinois credit by providers in category A.1.a. $0.00
Attendance fee per hour for each attorney issued Illinois credit by providers in category A.1.b. $0.75

3. Provider Late Fees: (these late fees apply to all courses, including those with zero (0) attendance):


Course entry late fee: Each course application entered in the Board's online application system after the course start date. $25.00
Attendance late fee: Each course in which attendance data is entered or paid for after the last day of the month following the month in which the attorney completed the course. $25.00

4. Administrative Fee for Data Changes in PCAM:


Administrative fee for each request to change course data in PCAM: (1) course date changes (limit one date change request per course if requested on or before course start date); (2) course withdrawal requests; (3) attendance number adjustments; (4) modifying delivery methods to any course entered in PCAM; and (5) modifying approved delivery methods at any time other than during annual renewal (Accredited CLE Providers). $25.00

5. Appeal Fee


Fee to appeal denial of Accredited CLE Provider application or decision to terminate Accredited CLE Provider status (does not include any fees that may result after the decision to appeal). $200.00
B. Individual Course Application Fees

Fees for Per Course Providers Submitting Individual Applications to Accredit Individual Courses and Activities.


1. Application Fee


a. Certain categories of CLE providers listed below:


Bar Associations with equal to or greater than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $50.00
Professional Organizations with equal to or greater than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $50.00
Government entities - defined as federal, state, or local units of government $50.00
Nonprofits offering courses or activities designed to train lawyers who have agreed to provide pro bono services $50.00
Lawyers' Assistance Program $50.00

b. All other CLE providers listed below:


Bar Associations with less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $50.00
Professional Organizations with less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership $50.00
All other CLE Providers $50.00

2. Attendance Fees:


Attendance fee per hour for each attorney issued Illinois credit by providers in category B.1.a. $0.00
Attendance fee per hour for each attorney issued Illinois credit by providers in category B.1.b. $0.75

3. Provider Late Fees: (these late fees apply to all courses, including those with zero (0) attendance):


Course late fee: Each application submitted in the Board's online application system after the course start date and until 30 calendar days after the course start date. $125.00
Additional 30-day course late fee: Each application submitted in the Board's online application system more than 30 calendar days after the course start date but no later than two years from the course start date. (Added to $125.00 course late fee.) $500.00
Attendance late fee: Each course in which attendance data is entered or paid for after the last day of the month following the month in which the attorney completed the course. (Added to the $125.00 and $500.00 course late fees avove, if those deadlines were also missed.) $25.00

4. Administrative Fee for Data Changes in PCAM:


Administrative fee for each request to change course data in PCAM: (1) course date changes (limit one date change request per course if requested on or before course start date); (2) course withdrawal requests; (3) attendance number adjustments; and (4) modifying delivery methods to any course entered in PCAM. $25.00

5. Appeal Fee


Fee to appeal denial of individual course application. (Does not include any fees that may result after the decision to appeal.) $100.00
Fee Schedule ended June 30, 2015

Fee Schedule (PDF), ended June 30, 2015.

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