NALA News: Confirmed, Unconfirmed, False CLE Credits
This info is from the most recent NALA News for Certified Paralegals e-mail. Learn more about NALA at www.NALA.org.
|CLE Report Forms – Confirmed or Uncomfirmed?
|Often, we receive questions about the designation of the CLE Report that indicates the entry was not confirmed. Under the column head “Confirmed” the computer program automatically enters “False” if the entry is submitted via the on-line form and the NALA office does not have written documentation verifying attendance at the event.The hours have been recorded on the Certified Paralegal’s record. However, the “Confirmed/False” notation also indicates that at any time in the current five year period, the Certified Paralegal may receive a request from the Certifying Board for written documentation verifying attendance at the event. The Board calls this procedure an audit of the CLE hours. Records for which we have no documentation are selected randomly for audit.
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Definition of terms
Hours recorded – labeled “Confirmed”
The label “confirmed” for CLE hours means that documentation verifying the program and attendance has been received by Certifying Board staff. No further documentation is required.
Hours recorded – labeled “Unconfirmed” (or Confirmed=false)
The label “unconfirmed” for CLE hours means that documentation verifying the program and attendance has not been received by Certifying Board staff. This entry is subject to audit by the Certifying Board. This term generally applies to entries filed via use of the on-line form.
Hours recorded – labeled “Recorded”
The label “recorded” means that the CLE hours previously labeled “unconfirmed” have been recorded and are no longer subject to audit by the Certifying Board.