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Continuing Education

As the premier provider of continuing education for the health law profession, AHLA is uniquely positioned to provide you with all the Compliance Certification Board (CCB), Continuing Legal Education (CLE), and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits you need through our events, trainings, and educational offerings.
Please see below for more information on the different ways AHLA offers Continuing Education Credits. 

In Person and Virtual Programs

For each event, AHLA will apply for three types of credit, CCB CLE, and CPE. To meet an attendee's level of expertise, sessions are offered at various levels (introductory, intermediate, or advanced) tailored to their professional development. The majority of AHLA’s events offer sessions on legal ethics to help attendees fulfill their requirements from the state. For more information concerning how many credits a specific program offers, please visit the individual program’s website. 

CCB: Compliance credits are calculated based on a fifty-minute hour. 

CLE: AHLA Educational Team determines credit hours by dividing the running time of instructional programs by either 60 or 50 minutes. For example, a 60-minute program may earn 1.0 hours of CLE credit in a state that bases its credit on a 60-minute credit hour, and 1.2 hours in a state that bases its credit on a 50-minute credit hour.

For more information, tailored to your state, please refer to our CEC Reporting Information. 

CPE: Professional/Accounting credits are calculated based on a fifty-minute hour. 
AHLA 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:​. Participants wishing to obtain CPE credits for their attendance must sign in and out of each session they attend when programs are in-person, as well as completing and submitting a Continuing Education Request Form to comply with the NASBA certification procedures.  

During virtual events attendees (no matter the credit type), participants must note the attendance verification codes randomly flashed on the screen during the presentation. These codes are then noted on the Continuing Education Request Form submitted online. Attendees must input the correct code to be awarded credit.  

Apart from the Fundamentals of Health Law program (a basic course), all AHLA's in-person and virtual programs are considered as updates on the topic area being addressed. 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 to obtain the full educational benefit. 

Obtaining Speaker/Instructor Credits: Speaker credits vary depending on the state. Speaker Credits are not included in/on an attendee’s Certificate of Completion. Speaker certificates are issued after the program is completed. If you are unclear on how speaker credits are issued and reported, please refer to our Speaker Credit Information Guide for more help.  

Obtaining an AHLA Certificate of Completion for In-Person and Virtual Events 
To obtain a Certificate of Completion, attendees are required to complete a Continuing Education Request Form. For Virtual Programs, attendees are required to submit an Attendance Verification Continuing Education (CE) Code for each session they would like to earn credit for. 

To get a copy of your certificate (whether it is from an In-Person or Virtual Program) here are the steps on how to access them: 

  1. Login to your account on our website. Please note: You do not need to be a member to log into our website and access your certificates 

  1. Click on the dropdown labeled "Hello (Your Name)" on the top right of your screen. 

  1. Click on “My Continuing Education”. 

  1. Select the program for which you are seeking credit and click on 'Create Certificate’. 

If you do not see a certificate listed that you need, please reach out to us by using the Contact Form. 

Reporting Credits for an Event 

Depending on the state, AHLA will report attendee’s hours. If you are unclear on how credits are reported, refer to our CEC Reporting Information 

As a reminder, each attendee must fill out the Continuing Education Request Form distributed at each program and submit to AHLA, to receive credit. 

For more information on In-Person or Virtual programs, please contact [email protected]  

Distance Learning 

Live Webinars 

Apart from Public Interest webinars, all 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 and our CLE reporting procedures. 

  • The certificates for Live Webinars can only be generated with participates state and bar license information, which is located in participants “My AHLA” account. Your license information must be updated prior to the start of the live webinar in order to retrieve a Certificate of Completion. If you update your license information, please be sure to log out and log back into your AHLA account prior to claiming credit.  

  • In most cases, participants can apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval of AHLA sponsored webinars. Pertinent supporting documents (agenda, description, written materials, and certificates of completion) are made available for attorneys who wish to self-report their attendance. 

  • AHLA’s live distance learning webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia* and West Virginia. Please refer to the CLE chart above to review reporting procedure in these states. 
    *Participants seeking CLE credit in Virginia should use the Course ID Number on their certificate of attendance to report their credits. If the Course ID Number is not on the certificate, please email AHLA staff at [email protected] 

  • In certain states, AHLA applies for CLE credit only at the request of the attorneys. Participants in Delaware, Kansas and Nevada should email their certificates of completions to AHLA staff at [email protected]

  •  In states in which live distance learning programs are not pre-approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state’s accrediting body where applicable. 

Live Educational Calls 
Educational calls, although substantive and interactive, are not eligible for CLE credits.  

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) participants may directly apply to 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, please use our Contact Form.  

On-Demand Recordings 

As of June 2020, AHLA applies for CLE (in all states), CPE, and CCB credits for all our ePrograms. The number of credits available varies state to state. Specific credit information is available in the product information in our Education Center. For the process and reporting, please see information under “In-Person and Virtual Programs.”