Bar Associations

Continuing legal education (CLE), also known as mandatory or minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) or, in some jurisdictions outside the United States, as continuing professional development, consists of professional education for attorneys that takes place after their initial admission to the bar.

CLE accreditation is given on a state-by-state basis. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit.  There is no nationwide accreditation since the MCLE programs are administered by the state supreme courts through a special CLE commission or board. CLE provider seeking MCLE accreditation of its programs must apply to each state individually. Individual attorneys may also request accreditation from their particular states after the program has taken place by providing course materials, a special application, and possibly a small fee.

MCLE states determine CLE credit hours by dividing the running time of instructional programs by either 60 or 50 minutes.

The following states have a 60-minute credit hour:
AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NH, NV, NC, ND, NM, OH, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA and WY.

The following states have a 50-minute credit hour:
CO, FL, GU, KS, MO, NY, OK, RI, VI, WV and WI.

The following states observe reciprocity for continuing education:
FL, NJ, NY, CA, NV

ACAMS seeks accreditation through the states where its conferences are hosted. Individuals seeking accreditation through other states will need to apply directly with that state.

Some states do not require their attorneys to complete continuing legal education hours. Please inquire with your state bar to determine if this is the case for you.

Florida State Bar Association

Florida attorneys must complete at least thirty (33) FL CLE credit hours every three years. Five credit hours must be completed in the area of legal ethics and awareness programs and three credit hours in technology programs. CLE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.

ACAMS Credit Sponsor Number: 167807

Registration of Credit Hours
Sign-in sheets will be located outside of each room. Attendees will be required to sign in and out of each session to receive credit. Once the sign-in sheets are removed at the completion of the session, they will be unavailable for late registration. Attendees must be present during the entire session to receive credit.

Certificate of Completion
The certificate must include the course number. Certificates will be sent approximately (3) weeks after the conference in Florida. The certificate will be personalized with individual credit hours for the duration of the conference in compliance with the Florida Bar Association requirements.

Record Retention Policy
The Florida State Bar Association requires the retention of attendee records for a minimum of four years. This includes electronic copies of attendee lists, dates and location information featured in the timed agenda, speaker bios, number of assigned credits completed for the day, and all results of program evaluations. (ACAMS will retain attendee records for at least five years.)

New York State Bar Association

New York attorneys must complete at least twenty-four (24) NY CLE credit hours every two years. CLE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.

ACAMS Credit Sponsor Number: N/A

Registration of Credit Hours
Sign-in sheets will be located outside of each room. Attendees will be required to sign in and out of each session to receive credit. Once the sign-in sheets are removed at the completion of the session, they will be unavailable for late registration. Attendees must be present during the entire session to receive credit.

Certificate of Attendance
The certificate must include the course code.  Certificates will be sent approximately (3) weeks after the conference in New York. The certificate will be personalized with individual credit hours for the duration of the conference in compliance with the New York State Bar Association requirements.

Record Retention Policy
The New York State Bar Association requires the retention of attendee records for a minimum of four years. This includes electronic copies of attendee lists, dates and location information featured in the timed agenda, speaker bios, number of assigned credits completed for the day, and all results of program evaluations. (ACAMS will retain attendee records for at least five years.)


Nevada State Bar Association

Nevada attorneys must complete at least twelve (12) NV CLE credit hours every calendar year. Ten credits must be completed in the area of general credits and two in ethics.  CLE credits are granted based on a 60-minute hour.

ACAMS Credit Sponsor Number: N/A

Registration of Credit Hours
Sign-in sheets will be located outside of each room. Attendees will be required to sign in and out of each session to receive credit. Once the sign-in sheets are removed at the completion of the session, they will be unavailable for late registration. Attendees must be present during the entire session to receive credit.

Certificate of Attendance
The certificate must include the course number.  Certificates will be sent approximately (3) weeks after the conference in Nevada. The certificate will be personalized with individual credit hours for the duration of the conference in compliance with the Nevada State Bar Association requirements.

Record Retention Policy
ACAMS will retain attendee records for at least five years.

CLE Accredited Courses

Listed below is the CLE approved method and courses. 

  • Group Live: Instructor present in an in-person classroom or conference setting. (ACAMS Conferences)

ACAMS CLE

EVENT START DATEEVENT END DATEEVENT NAMEDELIVERY METHODCREDIT CATEGORYACCREDITED STATECPE CREDITS
01/25/2016 01/25/2016 ACAMS 4th Annual AML Risk Management Group Live Areas of Professional Practice Ethics & Professionalism Law Practice Management Skills New York 5
01/25/2016 01/25/2016 ACAMS 4th Annual AML Risk Management Group Live Management Advisory Services Specialized Knowledge and Applications Pennsylvania 5
04/11/2016 04/13/2016 ACAMS moneylaundering.com 21st Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference Group Live Business Litigation Criminal Trial Law International Law Florida 24
04/11/2016 04/13/2016 ACAMS moneylaundering.com 21st Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference Group Live Business and Corporation Commercial/Consumer Law Ethics International Law Skills Training Pennsylvania 12
09/25/2016 09/28/2016 ACAMS 15th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference Group Live General Credits Nevada 18
09/25/2016 09/28/2016 ACAMS 15th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference Group Live Business and Corporation Commercial/Consumer Law Ethics International Law Skills Training Pennsylvania 12
04/02/2017 04/05/2017 ACAMS moneylaundering.com 22nd Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference Group Live Business Litigation International Law Florida 25
04/02/2017 04/05/2017 ACAMS moneylaundering.com 22nd Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference Group Live Business and Corporation Commercial/Consumer Law Ethics International Law Skills Training Pennsylvania 14
06/09/2017 06/09/2017 ACAMS 5th Annual AML Risk Management Conference Group Live Areas of Professional Practice Ethics & Professionalism Law Practice Management Skills New York 0