Accreditation for Continuing Legal Education
The American Public Power Association will apply for Continuing Legal Education accreditation in the following mandatory CLE states: Alabama, Alaska*, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana*, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey*, New Mexico, New York*, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
*States denoted by an asterisk (*) will accept CLE credit hours for courses or activities held in and approved by other MCLE jurisdictions. The American Public Power Association may not explicitly apply for CLE accreditation in these states if they have reciprocity with the state in which the meeting is being held. The Association will provide any necessary documentation to receive CLE credit in these states. If you have any questions, please contact Ana Mejia at AMejia@PublicPower.org or 202/467-2976.
The number of CLE credits varies by state and is decided by each state bar association.
Status of Applications for CLE Accreditation
Status of applications for CLE accreditation of the 2017 Legal & Regulatory Conference and preconference workshop
(For the Legal & Regulatory Conference, total Ethics hours are included in the total number of Approved CLEs. Preconference workshops have not been approved for any Ethics credit.)
Legal & Regulatory Conference
|Preconference #1||Preconference #2|
|Alaska||n/a||For out-of-state programs, if another MCLE authority approves the program, Alaska will accept it for identical credit.|
|Maine||n/a||For out-of-state programs, if the CLE authority for the state in which the activity is held approves the program, Maine will accept it for identical credit.|
|Montana||n/a||For out-of-state programs, if another MCLE authority approves the program, Montana will accept it for identical credit.|
|New Jersey||n/a||For out-of-state programs, if another MCLE authority approves the program, New Jersey will accept it for identical credit.|
|New York||n/a||For out-of-state programs, programs approved by an approved jurisdiction will be accepted in New York for identical credit.|
To receive CLE credits, attendees must complete the CLE attendance record they will receive upon arrival at the conference. If a state does not require a special form, the American Public Power Association will issue a Uniform Certificate of Attendance.
Continuing Educating Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
The American Public Power Association is accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, the Association has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of its Authorized Provider status, the Association is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
The American Public Power Association educational practices are consistent with the criteria for awarding Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Course eligibility and number of PDHs may vary by state.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits
The American Public Power Association 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 Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.learningmarket.org.
The ASsociation is pleased to offer attendees of the Legal & Regulatory Conference verification of attendance for up to 10.8 CPE credit hours for attending the conference; plus an additional 3.8 CPEs for each preconference workshop attended. All hours are subject to change based on the final course agenda. All sessions are intermediate-level, group-live offerings. There are no prerequisites, and no advance preparation is required. Areas of study will be listed on the Verification of Attendance form. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, please contact EducationInfo@PublicPower.org.
Participating in APPA-sponsored conferences and seminars is an easy way to earn points toward the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation. RP3 is Association's program to recognize and reward public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four important disciplines: reliability, safety, work force development, and system improvement. For more information, visit www.PublicPower.org/RP3.
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