Late Fees for CLE Reporting
The reporting of CLE credits in the United States takes on several forms. Many, if not most states, require lawyers to report their CLE credits to their state bar(s) or MCLE body(ies). There are also states where DRI, as the accredited CLE provider, is required to report the credits earned by attendees. States require DRI to report CLE credits earned within 30-45 days after the seminar/virtual event or face significant late fees and charges.
- As a benefit to our seminar/virtual attendees, DRI provides several ways to claim CLE credit and sends all attendees reminder communications to complete the CLE process. After completing the CLE process, individuals have the ability to print a CLE certificate for their files and/or to use for CLE self-reporting.
- In addition, as an added benefit, DRI provides the ability to all attendees to go directly into their DRI Learning Center account at any time after the seminar/virtual event and click the “Certificate” button to complete the process of earning CLE credit and printing a certificate. The CLE certificate will also indicate whether the attendee must self-report or whether DRI will report the credits.
Because of State requirements, all attendees are asked to complete the CLE certificate process within 30 days after completion of each seminar/virtual event.
As a result of states charging late CLE submission fees, beginning January 1, 2024, there will be a $100 late fee to report CLE credits submitted more than 30 days after a seminar/virtual event. This fee will apply per seminar/virtual event. The states which require DRI to report credits include:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
There are no DRI late fees for states which require the attendee to self-report. These fees only apply to the states in which DRI must report credit for the attendee and the attendee does not complete the CLE certificate process within 30 days.