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Effective August 5, 2019, there is a new format for reporting CLE credit earned by Illinois licensed attorneys at your Illinois accredited courses.

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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.


Effective for attendance July 1, 2019 and after
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providers must submit to the MCLE Board the name, ARDC registration number, completion date, and actual hours earned.  Instructions for entering the data in PCAM will be distributed in July, 2019. The first time providers will report attorney attendance will be August 5, 2019, and after.


Providers who wish to learn about creating an import file containing attorney-specific attendance, scroll to the section below titled "PCAM: Import Interface Design (Batch Processing)."

FORM 3: Attendance Form, NEW! July 1, 2019 attendance record requirement

Your choice. Keep attendance information in your own system, or use one of our attendance forms to keep you organized. Open and save a copy in the format of your choice to begin collecting the required data now.


Form 3: Attendance Form (Excel) (Revised July, 2019)

Form 3: Attendance Form (Word) (Revised August 28, 2019)

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.

This form contains fields for the Professional Responsibility carve-outs of diversity and inclusion or mental health and substance abuse effective July 1, 2017. MCLE Rule 794(d)(2). For more information see Commission on Professionalism FAQs.

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.


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)

This form contains a worksheet with formulas to automatically calculate teaching credit when you enter the number of minutes taught. It also contain fields for the new Professional Responsibility carve-outs of diversity and inclusion and mental health and substance abuse effective July 1, 2017. MCLE Rule 794(d)(2). For more information see Commission on Professionalism FAQs.

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).

This form contains a worksheet with formulas to automatically calculate panelist teaching credit when you enter the number of minutes taught. It also contain fields for the new Professional Responsibility carve-outs of diversity and inclusion or mental health and substance abuse effective July 1, 2017. MCLE Rule 794(d)(2). For more information see Commission on Professionalism FAQs.

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 (Word Document)


Form 12: Course Evaluation Form (PDF)

FORM 13: Waiver of Certificate of Teaching

Form expired. Effective for teaching credit earned July 1, 2019 and after, providers must input in PCAM teacher session taught, attorney teacher names, ARDC numbers to generate certificates of teaching.

 

Use only if addressing attorney teaching on or before June 30, 2019. 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

PCAM: Import Interface Design (Batch Processing)

NEW! PCAM Attendance Import Interface Design (Batch Processing) - Attendance Reporting


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PCAM Attendance Import TEMPLATE. To be used with attendance batch import instructions.
SPECIAL NOTE: This is a template, rows beginning with the "#" symbol serve as headers to guide persons who may be new to creating an import file. See the definitions for each column in the Attendance Import Instructions.


COURSE IMPORT: Advanced technical document. PCAM Course Import Interface Design (Batch Processing) Version 1 (revised August 19, 2019)

This course import process is available only to MCLE Board approved annual Accredited CLE Course Providers (ACLEP) in good standing. July 1, 2019 rule changes: (1) PCAM Course ID, (2) professional responsibility PerSegment topics, and (3) clarifications for LVA and RVA streamlined delivery methods.

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