Continuing education

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

MCLEs are a requirement of many U.S. state bar associations and apply to attorneys and legal professionals licensed to practice law in jurisdictions within the U.S. As a professional courtesy to our attorneys in attendance, we have requested live, in-person accreditation for this event in many jurisdictions and up to 23.75 MCLE credits are possible. It is up to the individual to obtain these credits by attending sessions and getting your badge scanned. To receive maximum credits, individuals must attend both training days, both general sessions, and eight non-concurrent breakout sessions. Please note that MCLE credits are not a guarantee and that a certain amount of MCLE credits should not be expected as each state approves MCLE credits differently.

Answers to common MCLE related questions can be found here.

To Get MCLE Credit:

  1. Throughout the conference: For each session you attend that you would like credit for, have your name badge scanned when you enter. MCLE credit eligibility is directly connected to an attendee having their name badge scanned. If your badge is not scanned, you will not be eligible for MCLE credits for that session. New Jersey and New York licensed attorneys will also need 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. 2024 conference. All P.S.R. attendees will receive a link to our online MCLE credit application form in the MCLE email that will be received on 22 September 2024. If you are seeking MCLEs from P.S.R. 2024 you must complete the online credit application form, prior to the deadline of 8 October 2024. Once the credit 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-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 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 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 our uniform certificate of attendance to fill out. 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 at P.S.R.:

Conference: 12 CPEs

Workshops: 3 CPEs per half-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 for CPEs.

Read our official CPE policy.


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