What are the standards for course accreditation?
Supreme Court Rule(s) cited in this FAQ: Rule 795
The Court’s MCLE Rules set the course accreditation standards, specifically Rule 795(a). Providers need to be very familiar with these standards, including:
-- Providing thorough, high-quality, readable, carefully prepared written materials at or before the course.
-- Offering interactivity as a key course component
-- Issuing attendance certificates and teaching certificates to all qualifying participants
-- Retaining attendance lists and other documentation
-- Paying fees established by the Rules and set in the posted fee schedule
Attorneys should contact providers directly to ask about a specific program’s accreditation status. The course provider may apply to accredit an individual course up to two years after the course start date, but substantial late fees are due for such applications. Rule 795(a).
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