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What are the standards for course accreditation?

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What are the standards for course accreditation?

Educational activities that satisfy the following standards shall be approved for CLE credit:

  1. the activity must have significant intellectual, educational or practical content, and its primary objective must be to increase each participant's professional competence and proficiency as a lawyer;
  2. the activity shall constitute an organized program of learning dealing with matters directly related to the practice of law, professional responsibility, professionalism, or ethical obligations of lawyers;
  3. the CLE materials are to be prepared and approved activities are to be conducted by an approved service provider or a per-course approved provider qualified by practical or academic experience for a traditional CLE course in a setting suitable to the educational activity of the program and, when appropriate, equipped with suitable writing surfaces or sufficient space for taking notes; and
  4. thorough, high-quality, and carefully written materials are to be distributed to all attendees at or before the time the approved education activity is presented (BCLE Reg 301:1).