FAQs



Frequently Asked Questions



How do I get CLE credit for attending an FBA conference?

  • 1. Attendees must complete the CLE Attendance Verification Form (yellow) in their registration packet and return it to FBA Staff at the CLE Check-out table before leaving the conference in order to receive a CLE Certificate (white).
  • 2. Attendees must complete all information on the CLE Attendance Verification Form, including name, email address, sessions attended, total minutes attended, state, and bar number or state ID.
  • 3. The CLE Certificate is for you to keep for your records and for reporting your attendance if your state requires it (please click here for list of state-specific attendance requirements).


How do I get CLE credit for speaking at an FBA conference?

  • 1. Speakers must complete the CLE Attendance Verification form (yellow) in their registration packet and clearly indicate which session(s) they presented. This form must be returned to FBA Staff at the CLE Check-out table before leaving the conference in order to receive a CLE Certificate (white).
  •  2. Speakers must complete all information on the CLE Attendance Verification Form, including name, email address, sessions attended, total minutes attended, state, and bar number or state ID.
  •  3. The CLE Certificate is for you to keep for your records and for reporting your attendance if your state requires it (please click here for list of state-specific attendance requirements).
  •  4. Please note that some states offer extra CLE credits for sessions in which you presented. Please check with your state to inquire about their teaching credit policy or to obtain their speaker credit form.


Do I report my attendance to my state or does the FBA report it?

The FBA is responsible for submitting attendance credit for the following states:
Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Nebraska
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Washington

West Virginia

You are responsible for submitting your own attendance in the following states:
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine 
Mississippi
Missouri
Minnesota
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Nevada
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

For more information on your state’s guidelines, please contact your state directly.


How do I know if my state is a 50-minute or 60-minute state?

50 minute states: CO, FL, KS, MO, NJ, NY, OK, RI, WI, and WV. All other states are 60 minute states.


What if my state’s approval is pending at the time of the conference?

If your CLE Certificate indicates that your state is still “pending” approval, the CLE Administrator will send you an updated CLE Certificate via email once approval is received from your state. Please make sure that your email address is printed legibly on your CLE Attendance Verification Form in order to ensure that there is no delay.


My state has a special credit-request form. How do I obtain it?

If your state requires a special credit-request form, the CLE Administrator will email you the appropriate form after the conference. Please make sure that your name, email address, and state are printed legibly on the CLE Attendance Verification Form.


I forgot to turn in my CLE Attendance Verification Form (yellow). Is it too late to receive CLE credit?

It is not too late. Please scan, sign, and email your form to Latisha Harrison, FBA CLE Administrator at lharrison@fedbar.org or fax it to (571) 481-9090.

Please note that any forms sent after the conference will cause a delay in receiving CLE credit.


How do I get CLE credit for a webinar?

If you attend one of our audio webinars we will send all attendees an email immediately following the webinar with instructions on how to obtain CLE credit. We will request that you reply to that email with your state and bar number so we may apply for credit in your state. Once your state approves the course we will then email you the certificate.

Please note that some states do not approve online webinars. Please be sure to check with your state for their policies for online courses. 

If you have any additional CLE questions please do not hesitate to contact the FBA’s CLE Administrator, Latisha Harrison at lharrison@fedbar.org or by phone at (571) 481-9108.

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