Comity Certificate of MCLE Compliance

MCLE Comity for Active WSBA Members in Oregon, Idaho, or Utah

If you are an Active member of the WSBA and your primary office for the practice of law is outside of Washington, and if you are a member of the Oregon, Idaho, or Utah state bars ("comity" states), you may meet your Washington MCLE credit requirements via comity [APR 11 Regulation 112].

To do this, 3 requirements must be met no later than February 1 following the end of your reporting period. You will not be deemed compliant in Washington until all are completed.

  1. Submit a "Comity Certificate of MCLE Compliance" from your comity state bar office. This is proof of current MCLE compliance in your comity state. It is the only form of proof that will be accepted if you want to meet your Washington credit compliance requirements via comity. (See the note below for the comity state contact information.)
  2. Submit a completed and signed Washington MCLE Certification (C2) form. The C2 form will be in the license packet mailed to you in October of the last year of your reporting period. You must submit the paper C2 form if you choose to meet your compliance requirements via comity. You cannot submit an online C2 form.
  3. NEW — Effective October 15, 2012 — Pay a $25 service fee for the "Comity Certificate of MCLE Compliance" being submitted. Learn more about the new $25 Comity Fee.

Your Washington state and your comity state reporting periods do not need to be identical. To meet compliance requirements in Washington your Comity Certificate of MCLE Compliance from the comity state must show that you met the MCLE compliance requirements for your most recent reporting period in that state. 

Note: A "Certificate of Good Standing" or a list of courses taken to meet your comity state's credit compliance requirements is not acceptable for fulfilling the comity requirements.

A "Comity Certificate of MCLE Compliance" – signed by the state MCLE administrator – may be obtained by contacting the MCLE offices in the states listed below:

 


Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington State Supreme Court, or the bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, bylaws and policies.

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