Credit FAQs



    Accreditation Questions

  • Where are PLI and The SEC Institute accredited?


    PLI programs are approved for CLE credit in all U.S. MCLE jurisdictions. Where the program content qualifies, The SEC Institute programs are approved for MCLE credit in all U.S. MCLE jurisdictions. Select PLI programs are approved for Florida Bar Board-Certified Specialist Certification (BLSE) credits and Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) credits.


    PLI programs may be eligible for your own identified learning and development needs under the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)'s new approach to CPD. PLI is a Pre-Approved CPD provider with the Law Society of British Columbia and an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada. PLI programs qualify for credit in Québec as per the Barreau du Québec rule on reciprocity. Select programs are submitted for approval to the Law Society of Hong Kong for CPD points. PLI programs meet program requirements in the Australian Territories of New South Wales, ACT, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria. PLI programs can fulfill the Law Society of Alberta credit requirements.


    PLI is an Accredited Training Provider of CLPD for Legal Consultants registered on the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department's roll in the category of Practising Legal Consultants.


    PLI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education and is listed on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Registry ID: 103621). The SEC Institute is registered under PLI's NASBA/National Registry Sponsor ID. PLI is approved for Group-Live (live programs) and Group-Internet-Based delivery (live Webcast) methods. PLI is also registered with the New York State Board for Public Accountancy, the New Jersey State Board of Public Accountancy and the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.


    PLI is an approved IRS Continuing Education provider.


    Select PLI programs offer CPE credits in the areas of fraud-related, ethics-related, and non-fraud non-ethics related. These programs may qualify to meet the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' (ACFE) credit requirements for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs).


    PLI maintains accreditation with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for Privacy CPE Credit.


    PLI maintains accreditation with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for HR recertification credit.


    PLI maintains accreditation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for Professional Development Credits (PDCs).


    PLI offers Compliance Certification Board Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for certification continuing education requirements.


    Select PLI live programs may qualify to meet the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) credit requirements for Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS).


    PLI maintains accreditation with the New York State Education Department for Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE) credit.


    Select PLI programs may qualify to meet the American Bankers Association (ABA) Professional Certification credit requirements.


    PLI is a registered sponsor with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board).

  • What types of credit do PLI and The SEC Institute offer?


    PLI and The SEC Institute offer the following types of credit:

    • CLE for all U.S. MCLE states
    • CPD – British Columbia
    • CPD – Ontario
    • CPD – Québec
    • CPD – United Kingdom
    • CPD – Hong Kong
    • CPD – Australia
    • CPD – Alberta
    • CLPD – Dubai
    • CPE (NASBA)
    • IRS CE Credit
    • Certified Fraud Examiner CPE Credit
    • Privacy CPE Credit (IAPP)
    • HR Recertification (HRCI)
    • SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDC)
    • Compliance Certification Board (CCB) Continuing Education Units
    • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) Recertification
    • New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE)
    • American Bankers Association (ABA) Professional Certification
    • Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) Certification

    Check the "Credit Information" box on the program's web page to ensure your credit type is approved for the program. Looking for a type of continuing education credit not listed? Send an email to plicredits@pli.edu.

  • What do "Upon Request," "Pending" and "Submitted" mean in the "Credit Information" box?


    Upon Request" jurisdictions are those we apply to for accreditation when you register for a program. Once we receive the approval from the respective jurisdiction, the credit status of this program will be updated accordingly and your certificate will be issued. "Pending" – We have applied for accreditation in your jurisdiction and are awaiting approval. "Submitted" – We have applied for accreditation in your jurisdiction and are awaiting approval.

  • If my jurisdiction is "Upon Request," "Pending" or "Submitted," how long will it take before I receive a CLE certificate?


    Each jurisdiction varies in their turnaround time for accreditation of programs. Once PLI receives approval, your certificate will be issued. Your certificate will reflect the date you completed the program.

  • May I take a live Webcast for NASBA CPE credit?


    Yes, you may take a live Webcast for NASBA CPE credit. Check the "Credit Information" box on the program's web page to ensure CPE credit is offered for the program.

  • May I take an On-Demand web program for NASBA CPE credit?


    Yes. We now offer an expanding selection of on-demand programs approved for CPE credit (categorized as QAS Self-Study). Credit is available by completing and passing the program's CPE Review & Exam.

  • Does PLI offer programs that are approved for Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) credits?


    Yes, many PLI programs are approved for TBLS credits. View all TBLS-approved PLI products here.

  • Does PLI offer programs that are approved for Florida Bar Board-Certified Specialist Certification credits?


    Yes, many PLI programs are approved for Florida Bar Board-Certified Specialist Certification credits. View all BLSE-approved PLI products here.

  • Does PLI offer programs that are approved for New York Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credits?


    Yes, many PLI programs are approved for New York Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credits. View all New York-approved diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias programs here.

  • Where can I find information on New York Bridge-the-Gap programs?


    You can view our New York Bridge-the-Gap FAQs. For additional information, you can review the newly admitted requirements on the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board's website.

  • Where can I find information on the New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon?


    You can view our New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon FAQs. For additional information, you can review the newly admitted requirements on the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education website.

  • Does PLI offer Closed Captioning in their programs?


    Yes, many of our programs offer Closed Captioning. View all On-Demand CLE Programs with Closed Captioning here. View all On-Demand One-Hour Briefings with Closed Captioning here. After launching a program, make sure to click the "CC" icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen.

  • Certificate Questions

     

  • When will I get my certificate(s)?


    Live program attendees and live Webcast participants will generally receive their certificates within a few business days after the completion of the program. If we are awaiting accreditation approval in your jurisdiction, your certificate will be issued once we receive approval. Certificates for on-demand programs will generally be issued within minutes after requesting credit for a completed program where the program's credit status is indicated as already approved in the requested jurisdiction. If the on-demand program's credit status is pending or upon request in a requested jurisdiction, the certificate will be issued upon the notice of approval. The certificate will reflect the course completion date. Approval times vary by jurisdiction.

  • How will I receive my certificate(s)?


    You will receive your certificates via email from "PLI Certificates" at plicredits@pli.edu. Please be sure to add www.pli.edu to your safe senders list. If you are seeking CLE certificates in more than one jurisdiction, please be advised that each certificate will be emailed to you individually.

  • How can I get a copy of my certificates?


    You can access all your PLI certificates anytime via your PLI Credit History.

  • Why aren't my credits showing up in my CLE History for an online program I have completed?


    Credits will not appear if the "Request Credit" form has not been submitted. Log in to your PLI account and re-launch the program, where you will see the "Request Credit" link at the top right-hand corner of the page. Click on the link, fill out the form and submit. Credit approval may also be pending in your jurisdiction. Your credits will appear once approval is received and a certificate is issued.

  • How do I request credit for an online program? When should I submit the "Request Credit" form?


    To request credit for an online program, click the "Request Credit" link at the upper right-hand corner of the video screen after completing the entire program or as much of the program as desired. It is strongly recommended you view the entire program, or as much of the program as desired, before requesting for credit. Viewing a program in different sittings over the course of days will not affect your ability to request for full credit at the completion of a program. The time you track will remain stored in our database indefinitely. Submitting one request after completing the entire program, or as much of the program as desired, will result in the issuance of a single certificate, maximizes the number of credits you will receive, and avoids reporting issues.

  • What happens if I submit the "Request Credit" form after viewing each segment of a full web program?


    Requesting for credit multiple times often results in the issuance of multiple certificates which, when added together, may give less credit than you should have earned depending on your jurisdiction's credit rounding rules. You may also experience reporting issues when submitting multiple certificates for the same program. It is strongly recommended you view the entire program, or as much of the program as desired, before requesting for credit.

  • Why does my certificate indicate less credit than I anticipated?


    Each state has unique rounding rules (i.e., round down to the nearest half credit hour). If you sign out early, you may receive less credit than anticipated based on your jurisdiction's rules.

  • I am licensed in more than one jurisdiction. Why are the credit totals on each certificate different?


    Different jurisdictions have varying credit hours (50-minute credit hour or 60-minute credit hour), rounding rules, and minimum issuance requirements.

  • I received a "Request for Credit Information" email. What does this mean?


    The "Request for Credit Information" email is automatically sent to individuals who have recently registered for programs but do not have any credit preferences on their account (e.g., CLE, CPE, etc.) These emails are sent to ensure you receive credit for your attendance at a program. Many states require the attendee's license number when providers report credits.

  • I received a "Request for Credit Information" email but cannot open the link. How can I add the information you requested to my PLI account?


    You can add your information via Edit Profile or send an email to plicredits@pli.edu for assistance.

  • How do I add or edit license information on my PLI account?


    Log in to your PLI account at www.pli.edu. Direct your mouse to the "My Account" tab at the top of the page, scroll down, and click on "Edit Profile." Make sure to save changes.

  • Reporting Questions

     

  • After receiving my CLE certificate, how long will it take for my credits to be reported to my jurisdiction?


    Most jurisdictions require providers to report your credits within 30 days from the date of certificate issuance. PLI reports credits twice a month (e.g., mid-month and end of month). The reported attendance will reflect the course completion date and not the reporting date. It is important to note that there is a distinction between a compliance deadline and a reporting deadline. For compliance deadlines and reporting deadlines, visit PLI's Credit Information page.

  • How long will it take for my credits to be posted once PLI reports to my jurisdiction?


    It varies for each jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions may take 24-48 hours, while other jurisdictions may take longer.

  • What if my credits are not posted to my jurisdiction after several weeks?


    After ensuring that your license information on your Account Profile is correct, check with your jurisdiction as your credits may be in the process of being posted to your account. If your jurisdiction has not received your credits, send an email to plicredits@pli.edu for assistance.

  • Which jurisdictions does PLI report CLE attendance to?


    PLI reports attendance to: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana,1 Kansas,1 Louisiana,1 Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,1 Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,3 Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington,4 and West Virginia.


    These are the only CLE jurisdictions that require providers to report.


    1Except remote Groupcasts.

    2Attendance reported for live in-state programs ONLY.

    3Except attendance at PBI Groupcast locations. PBI reports PA attendance to PACLE. PLI reports attendance at PBI locations for all other states.

    4Attendance reported for live programs and live Webcasts ONLY.

  • Does PLI report attendance for credit types other than CLE (e.g., CPE, CPD, etc.)?


    PLI reports CLE credit, IRS CE credit, and CFP CE credit. CPD, CPE and other CE regulators do not require providers to report credit.


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