Continuing education

Mandatory continuing legal education

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 live, in-person accreditation for this event in many jurisdictions with MCLE, and up to 23 MCLE credits are possible. Please review the number of credits we were approved up to, within your state.

Answers to common MCLE related questions can be found here.

To Get MCLE Credit:

  1. At the conference:For each session you attended at the conference, that you wanted credit for, your name badge should have been scanned when entering. MCLE credit eligibility is directly connected to an attendee having had their name badge scanned. If your badge was not scanned, you will not be eligible for MCLE credits for that session. New Jersey and New York licensed attorneys should have also had their badges scanned, by an IAPP Staff member, when leaving each session.
  2. Post-conference: Action required for attorneys seeking MCLEs from the IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2023 conference. There was an online MCLE Credit Application Form open for two weeks after the conference. This allowed attorneys to opt-in to credit reporting assistance and/or receive MCLE documentation. This online MCLE Credit Application Form closed at midnight on 20 October 2023. If you have missed this submission window, please reach out to to discuss credit reporting options. IAPP is only allowed to report credits to most states within 30 days after a conference. If you are still within the 30-day window post conference and in an applicable state, we would be more than happy to assist in reporting credits on your behalf. In many states, after Thursday, 2 November 2023 the only credit reporting option will be to self-report. We will only aid in credit reporting from this point on for states that requires the IAPP continue credit reporting. Most MCLE states allow attorneys to self-report their own credits. IAPP will defer to the attorney to report and pay for 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 and pay fees. If you have additional questions, please contact your state bar or the 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 MCLE credits and therefore do not need to submit an online MCLE Credit Application Form. Be sure to check your state bar MCLE regulations, as some jurisdictions do not accredit sponsor programs but require MCLEs, 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.

International attorney’s attending U.S. events:

The IAPP can only offer pre-approved MCLE credits to U.S.-based lawyers. If you are an international attorney, please contact us at and we would be happy to provide your badge scans from the conference, as well as a certificate of attendance. However, we are unable to advise on how to self-apply for MCLEs within your country.

Please contact us with any questions.


IAPP continuing privacy education

If you are looking for continuing privacy education (CPE) credits, this conference qualifies.

Available CPE Credits at P.S.R.:

Main Conference: 12 CPEs

Workshops: 3 CPEs per half-day session | 6 CPEs per full day session

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

Foundations of Privacy and Data Protection: 6.5 CPEs

To get credit:

You do not 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 do not appear on your CPE Summary within 30 days after the event, please contact us.

IAPP networking activities do not count toward CPEs.

Read our official CPE policy.

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