Every attorney that completes a course will receive a certificate of completion. If your state requires you to self-report, you'll need the information on this certificate in order to report your attendance to your state(s) accrediting body.
Every certificate contains the following information:
- Course title
- Time and date of completion
- Credit amount
- Credit type
- Course format
- State in which credit was earned
- Space for bar number and attorney signature
- Lawline.com information
Many certificates also include a Course ID number.
What is a course ID number?
A course ID number is a number assigned to a course by the state that helps them to identify it. Not all states issue course ID numbers, so not all certificates contain one. If your state requires that number for attendance reporting purposes, it will be provided. The course ID number will appear on your certificate as your Reporting Number, shown in the image below.
The below states require attorneys to self-report their attendance and will also include a Course ID number on your certificate of completion:
Tips for self-reporting:
When going to self-report your courses using the course ID number on your certificate:
- Double-check you're looking at the correct certificate! You can view all of your certificates by heading to the "Me" menu located in the top right corner of your page, and then selecting "Certificates."
- We recommend that you copy and paste the number directly from the certificate - this way you'll make sure not to mis-type the number!
- Make sure there are no spaces before or after the course ID number when self-reporting for your state(s). Sometimes, adding an extra space can cause the state's system to not recognize the number.
If your state requires you to self-report your attendance but does NOT issue course ID numbers, not to worry! In many cases, you'll be able to search the states' websites by course title to find the program you completed, and from there you'll be able to fill in all the necessary information based on what's provided on your certificate (date and time of completion, course format, etc.).
For more information on how attendance is reported or how to certify compliance for your state, visit the CLE Requirements page.
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