Certificates & Credits
Q: Where is PLI accredited?
A: PLI programs are approved for CLE 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.
All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements.
PLI is a pre-approved CPD provider with the Law Society of British Columbia.
PLI is an accredited provider of professionalism content by the Law Society of Ontario.
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 may be eligible for your own identified learning and development needs under the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
PLI programs meet program requirements in the Australian Territories of New South Wales, ACT, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria.
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.
Credits earned from PLI programs may be used toward your Law Society of Ireland CPD requirements.
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). PLI is also registered with the New York, New Jersey, and Texas State Boards for Public Accountancy.
PLI is an approved IRS Continuing Education provider.
Select PLI 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 CE) 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).
Select PLI programs may qualify to meet the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) certification requirements for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA).
Q: What types of credit does PLI offer?
A: PLI offers the following types of credit:
- CLE for all U.S. MCLE states
- CPD – British Columbia
- CPD – Ontario
- CPD – Québec
- CPD – Alberta
- CPD – United Kingdom
- CPD – Hong Kong
- CPD – Australia
- 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 CE)
- American Bankers Association (ABA) Professional Certification
- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) Certification
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certification
Check the "Credit Details" carousel on the program webpage to ensure your credit type is approved for the program. Looking for a type of continuing education credit not listed? Send an email to email@example.com.
Q: What do “Approved,” “Not Approved,” "Not Offered," “Application Submitted,” and “Expired” credit statuses mean in the "Credit Details" carousel?
A: “Approved” credit status: accreditation is approved and program offers credit in that jurisdiction.
“Not Approved” or "Not Offered" credit status: program does not qualify for or does not offer credit in that jurisdiction.
"Application Submitted" credit status: an application for accreditation has been submitted and we are awaiting approval.
“Expired” credit status: accreditation approval has expired; may be renewed upon request (where allowed).
Q: If my jurisdiction is “Application Submitted," how long will it take before I receive a CLE certificate?
A: 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.
Q: May I take a live webcast for NASBA CPE credit?
A: Yes, you may take a live webcast for NASBA CPE credit. Check the "Credit Details" carousel of the program webpage to ensure CPE credit is offered for the program.
Q: May I take an on-demand web program for NASBA CPE credit?
A: Yes. We 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.
Q:Does PLI offer programs that are approved for Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) credits?
A: Yes, many PLI programs are approved for TBLS credits. View all TBLS-approved PLI products here.
Q: Does PLI offer programs that are approved for Florida Bar Board-Certified Specialist Certification credits?
A:Yes, many PLI programs are approved for Florida Bar Board-Certified Specialist Certification credits. View all BLSE-approved PLI products here.
Q: Does PLI offer programs that are approved for New York Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credits?
A: 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.
Q: Where can I find information on New York Bridge-the-Gap programs?
A: 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.
Q: Where can I find information on the New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon?
A: 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.
Q: Does PLI offer Closed Captioning in their programs?
A: Yes, most of our programs offer Closed Captioning. After launching a program and pressing play, the "CC" icon will appear on the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen. Click the icon to enable closed captioning.
Certificates & Credits
Q: When will I get my certificate(s)?
A: 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 marked as ”Application Submitted” in a requested jurisdiction, the certificate will be issued upon receiving the approval. The certificate will reflect the course completion date. Approval times vary by jurisdiction.
Q: How will I receive my certificate(s)?
A: You will receive your certificates via email from "PLI Certificates" at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Q: How can I get a copy of my certificates?
A: You can access all your PLI certificates anytime via My Certificates.
Q: Why aren't my credits showing up in my Credit Tracker for an online program I have completed?
A: 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.
Q: How do I request credit for an online program? When should I submit the "Request Credit" form?
A: 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, maximizing the number of credits you will receive and avoiding reporting issues.
Q: What happens if I submit the "Request Credit" form after viewing each segment of a full web program?
A: 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.
Q: Why does my certificate indicate less credit than I anticipated?
A: 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.
Q: I am licensed in more than one jurisdiction. Why are the credit totals on each certificate different?
A: Different jurisdictions have varying credit hours (50-minute credit hour or 60-minute credit hour), rounding rules, and minimum issuance requirements.
Q: I received a "Request for Credit Information" email. What does this mean?
A: 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.
Q: 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?
A: You can add your information via Edit Profile or send an email to email@example.com for assistance.
Q: How do I add or edit license information on my PLI account?
A: Log in to your PLI account. Click on the arrow next to your initials in the top right-hand corner of the page and select "My Licenses" from the drop-down menu. Make sure to save changes.
Q: How do I check the status of an attorney in a certain state or jurisdiction?
A. Use PLI's Attorney Search to find the current status or license information for an an attorney.
Q: After receiving my CLE certificate, how long will it take for my credits to be reported to my jurisdiction?
A: 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.
Q: How long will it take for my credits to be posted once PLI reports to my jurisdiction?
A: It varies for each jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions may take 24-48 hours, while other jurisdictions may take longer.
Q: What if my credits are not posted to my jurisdiction after several weeks?
A: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Q: Which jurisdictions does PLI report CLE attendance to?
A: PLI reports attendance to: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,1 Kansas,1 Louisiana,1 Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,1 Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington,2 and West Virginia.
These are the only CLE jurisdictions that require providers to report.
1Except remote Groupcasts.
2Attendance reported for live programs and live Webcasts ONLY.
Q: Does PLI report attendance for credit types other than CLE (e.g., CPE, CPD, etc.)?
A: PLI reports CLE credit, IRS CE credit, and CFP CE credit. CPD, CPE and other CE regulators do not require providers to report credit.
Q: What if I don't know my compliance period or group?
Find your jurisdiction on our Attorney Compliance Period Lookup to identify your period or group.