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Fee Schedule

There are three categories of CLE providers under the MCLE Rules and the Court-issued Fee Schedule:

  • Accredited CLE Provider. This is an annual accreditation, available upon approval only. Qualifying providers present a high volume of Illinois CLE courses annually and have a proven record of meeting the MCLE course requirements in the rules.
  • Per course/individual course provider (also known as non-Accredited Provider). The provider applies for accreditation for each individual course.
  • Bar Association and Professional Organization that provide CLE credit for their meetings approved under Supreme Court Rule 795(d)(3)

Approved Fee Schedule set by Supreme Court of Illinois, effective July 1, 2020.

Annual fees for unlimited course accreditation: accredits all CLE-qualifying courses presented by the provider. 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. Accredited CLE Providers present a high volume of Illinois CLE courses annually and have a proven record of meeting the MCLE Rules.

1. Annual Fee

a. Certain categories of CLE Providers listed below:

Bar Associations with equal to or greater than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership or Professional Organizations with equal to or greater than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership. (To qualify must meet MCLE Board's definition of Professional Organization). $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 Bar Associations and Professional Organizations:

Bar Associations with less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership or Professional Organizations with less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership. (To qualify must meet MCLE Board's definition of Professional Organization) $2,000.00

c. All other CLE providers:

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 and A.1.c. $0.75

3. Provider Late Fees:

a. Course late fees:

Course entry late fee: Each course application entered in the Board's online application system after the course start date. $25.00

b. Course attendance late fees

Course entry late fee: Each course in which attendance data is entered or paid for after the last day of the month in which the attorney completed  the course will be assessed an attendance late fee. One attendance late fee will be applied per course per day regardless of the number of attorney attendance entries. $25.00

c. Annual report late fees:

Annual accreditation period from January 1 through December 31- Annual reports due February 15

Annual accreditation period from July 1 through June 30- Annual reports due August 15

Accredited CLE Provider Annual Report received by the Board after the due date. Category A.1.a. $45.00
Accredited CLE Provider Annual Report received by the Board after the due date. Category A.1.b. $300.00
Accredited CLE Provider Annual Report received by the Board after the due date. Category A.1.c. $450.00

4. Administrative Fee for Changes in PCAM:

Administrative fee for each request to adjust data in PCAM: (1) course date; (2) course withdrawal; (3) course credit hour; (4) course delivery method; and (5) Annual Report delivery method. $25.00
 Administrative fee for PCAM account reinstatement after termination or suspension. $50.00

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

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 or Professional Organizations with equal to or greater than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership. (To qualify must meet MCLE Board's definition of Professional Organization.) $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 Bar Associations and Professional Organizations:

Bar Associations with less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership or Professional Organizations with equal to or less than 50% Illinois licensed attorney membership. (To qualify must meet MCLE Board's definition of Professional Organization.) $50.00

c. All Other CLE Providers:

All other CLE Providers $50.00

2. Per Course 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. and B.1.c. $0.75

3. Per Course Provider Late Fees

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 will be assessed an attendance late fee. One attendance late fee will be applied per course per day regardless of the number of attorney attendance entries $25.00

4. Administrative Fee for Changes in PCAM:

Administrative fee for each request to change course data in PCAM: (1) course date changes (new date must be after the date the course was initially submitted to the Board); (2) course withdrawal requests; (3) credit hour changes (up to .50 hours); and (4) delivery method changes. $25.00
Administrative fee for PCAM account reinstatement after termination or suspension.  $50.00

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

Fees for Bar Association and Professional Organization meetings approved under Supreme Court Rule 795(d)(3)

Meeting entry late fee: Each meeting submitted in the MCLE Board's online system after the last day of the month following the month in which the meeting took place. $25.00
Each meeting in which attendance data is entered after the last day of the month following the month in which the attorney the meeting will be assessed an attendance late fee. One attendance late fee will be applied per meeting per day regardless of the number of attorney attendance entries. $25.00

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