MCLE Reporting Attendance

Information for Sponsors

Required Attendance Certification Form for Sponsors

APR 11.6(a)(1) requires that the sponsor of each approved live program (or each live program for which approval is sought) must make available to each lawyer an MCLE Board attendance certification form. This form is to be completed by WSBA lawyers taking the course to show the actual time spent by each lawyer in active attendance. From these reports the sponsor will be able to report to the MCLE Board the correct attendance credit for each lawyer.

 

Reporting Deadline for Sponsors

APR 11.6(a)(1) requires that sponsors send an attendance report, consisting of a compilation of the information contained in the attendance certification forms, to the MCLE Board not later than 30 days after conclusion of the program. A late fee of $35 is assessed for late attendance reports.

 

Attendance Reporting Format Requirements

Sponsors must report course attendance using the same medium (online or paper) that was used for submitting the Form 1.

If the Form 1 was submitted online to the MCLE system, then the attendance report must also be submitted online.

    • Attendance reports must be submitted from the sponsor's MCLE system homepage.  Attendee names can be submitted individually or uploaded as a tab-delimited text file.
    • The attendance reporting fee is $1 per name, payable by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.
    • Any sponsor submitting attendance reports more than 30 days from the end date of a course will be assessed a $35 late fee.
    • If there were no Washington State attorney attendees, this must be reported.  (For online attendance reporting, see "Procedures – Online – No Attendance to Report," below.)

 

Procedures – Online – Attendance to Report

  1. Go to the sponsor page of the MCLE website at http://mcle.mywsba.org/Sponsor.
  2. Log in.
  3. Click "Submit attendance list."
  4. Click the "Submit Attendance" link for the course for which you want to report attendance.
  5. Click on "Add Attendee" and repeat for each attendee (or click "Upload File" to submit a tab-delimited text file).
  6. When done entering attendees, click on "Save Changes To List" button. This will take you to "Pending Submission" page.
  7. You must pay any applicable fees in order to submit this list. Click on the "Submit" button to submit to the WSBA.

 

Procedures – Online – No Attendance to Report

  1. Follow steps (1) through (5) above.
  2. In the "Attendance List Section" page, click on the "No Attendance" link to the right of the course you want to close for attendance.
  3. In the "Close Activity for Attendance" page, you will be asked, "Do you want to close the following activity for attendance?"
  4. Click YES to close the activity for attendance.

 

Procedures – Paper Reporting

If the Form 1 was submitted by paper, then the attendance report must be submitted by paper. Mail or deliver the attendance list and reporting fee to:

Washington State Bar Association
MCLE Attendance Reporting
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Attendance report information should include:

    • Sponsor name
    • Sponsor contact information
    • Activity ID number of the course (assigned when the course was approved)
    • Event date, location, and title
    • WSBA attendee information (typed or very clearly printed)
      • Name
      • WSBA Bar number
      • Credits earned
      • The reporting fee is $3 per name.
        • Payment must be by check, payable to the WSBA
        • The check must be attached to the attendance list. Attendance reports received without a check will be returned for payment.
        • Add $35 to the reporting fee check if the attendance report and check will be postmarked or delivered more than 30 days after the end date of the course.  

      Sponsors may use the Fee Calculation Worksheet when applying for accreditation and/or reporting attendance to help calculate the fees associated with these submissions. This form must be used only by sponsors who are unable to use the online MCLE system, or who submitted a paper Form 1 for approval (and who are not an Accredited Sponsor).

      If you need assistance, contact the WSBA Service Center at 206-443-9722, 800-945-9722, or questions@wsba.org.

       

      Sponsor Reporting Fees and Fines

      Online reporting to the MCLE system at http://mcle.mywsba.org/Sponsor  $1 per name/bar number
       Paper reporting $3 per name/bar number
       Late reporting penalty if attendance is:
      • Submitted to the online system more than 30 days after the date of the course; or
      • Postmarked or delivered to the WSBA more than 30 days after the end date of the course.
      $35 (in addition to above)

      More Information

      For more information, see Attorney MCLE Reporting and Certification Requirements and Information.
       


      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.

      MCLE Sponsor Login

      Sponsors can login to seek approval and report attendance.