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Providers of approved Illinois courses must maintain course participant lists, issue attendance and teaching certificates, and collect course evaluations. These forms help providers meet the provider’s requirements. Click on the links to download.
FORM 3: Attendance Form

Providers must maintain a list of all course participants for at least three years.


Form 3: Attendance Form

FORM 4: Certificate of Attendance

The provider must issue a certificate for each attorney to verify course attendance. Only actual attendance earns CLE credit and the maximum hours earned cannot exceed total approved hours.


Form 4: Certificate of Attendance (PDF)

Form 4: Certificate of Attendance (Word Document)


Form 4: Certificate of Attendance Bar Association Meetings (PDF)
FORM 9: Denied Accreditation Application – Appeal to the MCLE Board for Review

Providers denied approval of a course or individual attorneys who have attended it may file an appeal within 30 days of the denial. However, a filed appeal does not waive the deadline to submit a course for accreditation no more than 60 calendar days after its start date.


Form 9: Denied Accreditation Application – Appeal to the MCLE Board for Review

FORM 10a1: Certificate of Teaching – Individual Teacher

Any Illinois attorney who teaches at a CLE-approved course or bar or professional association meeting earns credit. The provider issues a teaching certificate reflecting: (1) Actual presentation time plus (2) Preparation time (six times the actual presentation time). Rule 795(d)(3), Rule 795(d)(5)


Form 10a1: Certificate of Teaching – Individual Teacher (pdf with electronic signature function)

Form 10a1: Certificate of Teaching – Individual Teacher (pdf without electronic signature function)

FORM 10a2: Certificate of Teaching – Panelist Teacher

Any Illinois attorney who teaches jointly with at least one other person at a CLE-approved course or bar or professional association meeting earns panelist credit. The provider issues a teaching certificate reflecting: (1) Actual presentation time (total presentation time divided by number of panelists) plus (2) Preparation time (six times the actual presentation time for one panelist). Rule 795(d)(3), Rule 795(d)(5).


Form 10a2: Certificate of Teaching – Panelist (pdf with electronic signature function)

Form 10a2: Certificate of Teaching – Panelist (pdf without electronic signature function)

FORM 10b: Certificate of Teaching – Part-time Teaching

Any Illinois attorney who teaches part-time – either at an ABA-accredited law school, or a law course at a university, college or community college – earns credit. Lawyers employed full-time by the school are not eligible for this credit. The school issues a teaching certificate reflecting: (1) Actual presentation time plus (2) Preparation time for law school courses only (three times the actual presentation time).


This form is an example. Attorneys may direct school administrators to it to issue teaching credit.


Form 10b: Certificate of Teaching for Part-time Teaching

FORM 10b2: Moot Court Certificate of Teaching

Judging one or two sessions of a moot court argument by students of an ABA-accredited law school earns teaching credit. The law school or other host issues a certificate reflecting: (1) Actual presentation time (total time of the argument divided by number of judges on the panel) plus (2) Preparation time (three times the actual presentation time). Rule 795(d)(6)(i).


Form 10b2: Moot Court Certificate of Teaching

FORM 12: Course Evaluation Form

At the end of an Illinois-accredited course, the provider must distribute to each participant an evaluation which assesses course content, instruction and written materials.


Form 12: Course Evaluation Form

FORM 13: Waiver of Certificate of Teaching

Attorneys may request a waiver of certificate of teaching, if the attorney will not claim Illinois MCLE credit for teaching the course. The provider must complete Form 13 and both the attorney and provider must sign and maintain copies of the form.


Form 13: Waiver of Certificate of Teaching

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