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Using the CLE Database and Submitting Events for Accreditation (Lawyer)

(Two Versions)

Version 1

This event has not been submitted for approval in Iowa. It will need to be submitted using the lawyer's account page on the professional regulation website.

In the future, you can check the database yourself to determine if the events you are interested in already have been accredited. You can search the database of approved events at the Iowa Court Commissions Website (Opens in New Window).

We recommend using a very coarse search. For example, search just by the sponsor name, or just by a date range. You can narrow your search down from there after the first try.

If an event is not in the database of accredited events, the attending lawyer may submit it for accreditation. These submissions for accreditation are done now by accessing the lawyer's account page and selecting the menu item "Submit CLE Program." This method offers a much faster turnaround than using email or the old paper method. The attached tutorial explains the process in more detail. It's fairly painless and quick once you have tried it.

Once you have an activity ID number for the events you attended, whether you get them by searching the database or submitting your own request for accreditation, you can add them to your transcript.

Version 2

First, check the database to determine if the events you attended already have been accredited. You can search the database of approved events on the Iowa Court Commissions website (Opens in new window)

We recommend using a very coarse search. For example, search just by the sponsor name, or just by a date range. You can narrow your search down from there after the first try.

If an event is not in the database of accredited events, you may submit it for accreditation yourself. These submissions for accreditation are done now by accessing your lawyer account page and selecting the menu item "Submit CLE Program." You will get much faster turnaround using that method than the old paper method. The attached tutorial explains the process in more detail. It's fairly painless and quick once you have tried it.

Once you have an activity ID number for the events you attended, whether you get them by searching the database or submitting your own request for accreditation, you can add them to your transcript and submit your report.

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