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AHLA is an approved sponsor for continuing legal education and continuing professional education credits in most states. We apply for other types of professional education credits when appropriate.
Most programs include a workshop on legal ethics to help attendees fulfill their state requirements.
Sessions are tailored as introductory, intermediate or advanced to offer a selection, which will meet an attendee's level of expertise. For information on how many credits a specific program offers, please check the individual program web site.
Legal credits are calculated based on a sixty or fifty-minute hour depending on the state(s) in which an individual is licensed. Professional/Accounting credits are calculated based on a fifty-minute hour.
American Health Lawyers Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.
All of AHLA's in-person programs are considered updates on the topic area being addressed, with the exceptions of the Fundamentals of Health Law program, which is basic. While there are no pre-requisites or advanced preparations required to attend AHLA's in-person programs, those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law associated with the topic of the program in order to obtain the full educational benefit.
Participants wishing to obtain CPE credits for their attendance, must sign in and out of each session they attend in order to comply with the NASBA certification procedures.
Attendees are required to complete a continuing education request form in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion.
Obtaining a CLE Certificate of Completion
To get a copy of an in-person program certificate, login to the website and click on "myAHLA" then My Education Credits tab. If you do not see a certificate that you need, please contact email@example.com.
* Each attendee must fill out the Continuing Education Credit Request Form distributed at each program and return to AHLA in order to receive credit.
Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.
For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Instructions regarding obtaining a certificate of completion are emailed to each participant along with the dial-in information and materials following registration for a given event. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA sponsored webinars. Instructions regarding obtaining accreditation and the pertinent supporting documents (e.g., application, agenda, and certificate of completion) are emailed to each participant along with the dial-in information and materials following registration for a given event.
In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state’s accrediting body for “self-study” credit where applicable.
Live Roundtable Discussions and Educational Calls
Roundtable discussions and educational calls, although substantive and interactive, are not eligible for CLE credits.
Distance Learning Event Recordings
Recordings of past webinars, roundtable discussions, and educational calls are not eligible for CLE credit. CLE credit may be obtained by applying directly to the attorney’s state accrediting body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said accrediting body and subject to its rules and regulations.
Other, Non-CLE Credits
AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.
For additional information on Distance Learning, email Dominique Sawyer, Practice Groups Distance Learning Assistant.