Continuing education

Mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE)

Mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) is a requirement of many U.S. state bar associations and applies to attorneys and legal professionals licensed to practice law in jurisdictions within the U.S.

We have sought accreditation for this event in some jurisdictions with MCLE, and up to 23 hours of MCLE are possible.

To get MCLE credit:

  1. Throughout the conference: For each session you attend that you’d like credit for, have your name badge scanned when you enter. New Jersey and New York licensed attorneys will also need their badges scanned when leaving each session.
  2. Post-conference: Action required for attorneys seeking MCLEs from the IAPP Global Privacy Summit conference. All Summit attendees will receive an electronic MCLE application in the post-event thank you letter. If you are seeking MCLEs from the Summit you must complete the application form prior to the deadline. Once the application window has closed, IAPP will contact you with further information on reporting MCLE credits to your state of licensure. Most MCLE states allow attorneys to self-submit their own credits. IAPP will defer to the attorney to report their own credits in states where it is optional. IAPP is only responsible for reporting fees in states where the sponsor is required to report attendance. If you have additional questions, please contact your state bar or IAPP at:

Please note: If you are licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and South Dakota you are not required to maintain CLE credits and therefore do not need to submit an online MCLE application. Be sure to check your state bar MCLE regulations as some jurisdictions do not accredit sponsor programs but require CLEs, so attorneys will need to self-file.

Important: Each state has its own MCLE rules and regulations, including its own definition of MCLE. As a result, certain IAPP programs may not receive credit in some states.

Please contact us with any questions.


IAPP Continuing Privacy Education (CPE)

If you’re looking for CPE credits for your IAPP credential, this conference qualifies.

Available CPEs at Summit:

Main conference: 12 CPEs

Active Learning: 4 CPEs per half-day session | 7 CPEs per full day session

IAPP Training (see details below): 13 CPEs per class

Certification Writer’s Workshop: Certification Exam Questions: 8 CPEs

Foundations of Privacy and Data Protection: 6.5 CPEs

To get credit:

You don’t need to do anything. Credits will automatically be applied to each designation you hold (if you hold multiple, credits will be applied to all) within two weeks of the conference. To earn CPE credits for IAPP privacy training at this event, you must already be certified prior to the event. If your credits don’t appear on your CPE Summary within 30 days after the event, please contact us.

IAPP networking activities don’t count for CPEs.

Read our official CPE policy.

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