Continuing Legal Education

The U.S. Sentencing Commission offers training sessions that fulfill continuing legal education (CLE) requirements. While we do not process individual applications for CLE credit, we work with training event organizers to ensure you have the materials you need to obtain credit. Download the instructions below for additional information.

National Seminars


The following instructions are for attendees of the annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attending the Commission’s Annual National Training Seminar is a simple three-step process. However, while the Commission works with the American Bar Association (ABA) to get the Seminar pre-approved for CLE credit, attendees must submit their requests to their respective state bar associations to get credit.

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Other In-Person Training Events


The following instructions are for in-person training event organizers. Training event attendees should contact their training organizer to obtain CLE credit for the event.

Commission staff conducts in-person training sessions on the Sentencing Guidelines that may be eligible for continuing legal education (CLE) credit in your jurisdiction. Because we are unable to process individual applications for CLE credit, we recommend that you contact your state’s bar association for information about CLE requirements, which vary from state to state. We do not obtain pre-approval for our in-person training sessions, and therefore we do not provide a course number. You will have to acquire that information when you apply for CLE credit in the jurisdiction for which you desire credit.

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