Updated: Dec. 8, 2017

MCLE Rules for Sponsors

MCLE Requirements for Lawyers, Limited License Legal Technicians, and Limited Practice Officers are in Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 11.

All sponsors must abide by the requirements and standards set forth in Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 11

Applying for MCLE Credit for a Course

To apply for MCLE credit for a course for lawyers sponsors must register as a sponsor and apply online through the MCLE Online System. Sponsors' of CLE courses for LLLTs and LPOs must use this application for CLE accreditation to apply for credit for a  CLE. All sponsors must apply at least 15 days prior to the date of the course, otherwise a late fee will be assessed. CLE courses must be at least 30 minutes in duration and sponsors must provide each participant with an evaluation to complete.

Reporting Attendance

For each approved live program, all sponsors must submit attendance no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the course. There is a late fee if attendance is reported more than 30 days after the course. All licensed legal professionals are responsible for reporting their own completion of recorded courses. 

  • To report a Lawyer's attendance for a CLE, sponsors must submit attendance through the online MCLE Online System.
  • To report a LPOs and a LLLTs attendance for a CLE, sponsors must submit attendance by emailing the MCLE Team.

Sponsor Fees

To apply for MCLE credit for a course, all sponsors must pay the $50 application fee. All Sponsors must apply at least 15 days prior to the date of the course; otherwise a $35 late fee will be assessed.

To report attendance  for lawyers, sponsors must login to the MCLE Online System and pay $1 per attendee. There is a $35 late fee if it is reported more than 30 days after the course.  

To report attendance  for LPOs and LLLTs, sponsors must submit attendance by emailing the MCLE Team.  There is a $35 late fee if it is reported more than 30 days after the course. 

Duplicating an Approved Course and Creating a Recorded Course from an Approved Live Course:

All sponsors may duplicate and receive automatic approval for another occurrence of an approved course if it is to be presented no later than 12 months from the original presentation date. The duplicate must be submitted at least one day before the presentation and the content and faculty must be identical to the original course.

  • For sponsors of courses for lawyers: Create a duplicate course on the MCLE system, for each subsequent presentation.
  • For sponsors of courses for LPOs and LLLTs: Email the MCLE Team the original activity ID that needs to be duplicated or to create a recorded activity based on an already-approved live program.

MCLE Help for Sponsors:

If you have any questions please contact an MCLE analyst at 206-733-5987 or mcle@wsba.org.