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What is a “provider” within the Illinois MCLE Rules, and how does my organization gain access to submit courses for Illinois accreditation?

A provider is any entity or person offering courses for Illinois CLE. A provider either applies to accredit each of its courses for Illinois MCLE credit through individual applications or offers courses as an Accredited Provider. For more information and requirements, please see the “Accreditation Requirements” page of this website here

To apply to be a provider, please go to the “Provider ” section of our website, then to the “Apply to Become a Provider ” and “Fee Schedule ” pages. You will read about provider responsibilities, deadlines, and fees, then begin the process of requesting user credentials to submit course applications.

PCAM (“Provider Course Accreditation Management”) is the online database for managing the accreditation process. It is the only way to submit course accreditation applications. Key course provider tasks in PCAM include:

-- Submit course information and check course status
-- Pay applicable fees by credit card, ACH, or check
-- Enter attendance data and pay all resulting attendance fees
-- Respond to Board questions about courses, reports, or other matters
-- Manage provider contact information

Once a course has the status “Approved” in PCAM, it appears on the Board’s website, available to be searched by attorneys, their staff, and the public.

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