MCLE and Legal Specialization is available for the Live Broadcast and Videos On Demand.  CPE, CTFA, and CFP credits are only available for the live broadcast (at this time).  Videos On Demand will be available approximately 2 weeks after the event broadcast.

Credit Process

  1. Watch the sessions during the live broadcast and write down the credit code shown on screen or announced verbally at the end of each session.  Respond to polling questions.
  2. Return here to fill out the evaluation and submit your credit hours along with the credit codes once at the end of your attendance for the days you attended  (on the live broadcast day).
    1. Fill out the Activity Evaluation on pages.
    2. Submit your credit hours on using the Credit Breakdown.  Be sure to click the Submit button at the bottom of the page and complete all the way through until you reach the confirmation page (where you will be shown a thank you message). MCLE certificates can be downloaded directly from the confirmation page and from the confirmation email you should receive as well.
  3. Official certificates can be emailed to you approximately a week after you submit your credit.
  4. Email cle@law.usc.edu with further questions.  Please see more information below.

We appreciate your patience as we transition to electronic credit reporting.

MCLE Credit (for Lawyers)

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) - Live Broadcast:

USC Gould School of Law certifies that this activity qualifies for participatory minimum continuing legal education credit in the amount of  24.75 hours.

The maximum amount of  MCLE credit offered for Live Broadcast viewing is 24.75  hours.

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) - On Demand Viewing:

USC Gould School of Law certifies that this activity qualifies for participatory minimum continuing legal education credit in the amount of  47.25 hours.

No additional credit is able to be claimed for watching the Videos On Demand if you watched the Live Broadcast of the same session.  ALL evening sessions must be viewed to claim the maximum credit for Videos On Demand.

MCLE Credit for Other States:

The USC Gould School of Law is a State of California approved MCLE provider.  This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states.  Please check with the State Bar Association or Supreme Court in the state in which you are seeking continuing legal education credits to see if this program is eligible.  Many states accept California MCLE credit through a reciprocal credit program; however, you will be responsible for filling out the paperwork.  Should you need additional information for your application, please email Wendy Wiley Willett at wwiley@law.usc.edu.

Legal Specialization Credit (for Lawyers)

Legal Specialization - Live Broadcast:

USC Gould School of Law, a State Bar of California approved Legal Specialization provider, certifies that this activity has been approved for:

  • 8 hours of Legal Specialization credit in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • 22 hours of Legal Specialization credit in Taxation

Legal Specialization - On Demand Viewing:

USC Gould School of Law, a State Bar of California approved Legal Specialization provider, certifies that this activity has been approved for:

  • 12.5 hours of Legal Specialization credit in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • 44.5 hours of Legal Specialization credit in Taxation

No additional credit is able to be claimed for watching the Videos On Demand if you watched the Live Broadcast of the same session.  ALL evening sessions must be viewed to claim the maximum credit for Videos On Demand.

CFP Credit (for Financial Planners)

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) - Live Broadcast Viewing:

An application for credit is pending with the CFP Board.  Check back closer to the event for updates.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) - On Demand Viewing - No Credit:

We do not have that system in place for On Demand CFP yet, so please check back for updates closer to the event.

CTFA Credit (for Trust and Financial Advisors)

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) - Live Broadcast Viewing:

The American Bankers Association (ABA) Professional Certifications has approved the USC Gould School of Law 2021 Tax Institute for 28 CTFA credits. 

ABA Professional Certifications is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics within the financial services industry.  This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. 

Attendee Instructions for Submitting ABA CE Credit:

  1. Attendees must self-submit credit by logging into their Certification Dashboard at aba.csod.com  
  2. Hover over ADD CE CREDIT and select APPROVED NON-ABA CE option 
  3. Search for USC Gould School of Law 2021 Tax Institute OR USC and click on program
  4. Click REQUEST and when page refreshes, click MARK COMPLETE to finalize submission

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) - On Demand Viewing - No Credit:

We do not have that system in place for On Demand CTFA yet.

CPE Credit (for Accountants)

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - Live Broadcast Viewing:

This program meets the guidelines set by the California State Board of Accountancy for live CPE credit in the amount of 1,400 minutes* in the area of Taxation (maximum of 28 hours*).

*CPE credit maximum updated as of 2/23/2021.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - On Demand Viewing - No Credit:

We do not have a system in place for On Demand CPE yet.  

  • CPE recipients must respond to a minimum of 3 monitoring activities per hour to qualify for credit. 
    • USC Gould School of Law will be deploying a minimum of 3 polls per sessions to comply with attendance verification requirements.
    • If you do not see any polls within the first 10 minutes, you need to proactively enter questions using the Q&A button in Zoom.  If you do not have a substantive question, you can simply type "checking in" and USC will count that as responding to 1 monitoring activity.  
  • Using the call-in option in Zoom disqualifies you from claiming CPE credit because you will not be able to respond to polls or add questions in the Q&A module.  

Technology Failure

If you suspect that there is a technology failure, it is your responsibility to notify USC Gould School of Law that you are not receiving the active participation monitoring activities during the live broadcast. 

USC Gould School of Law will deploy polling questions to satisfy the requirement of having 3 active participations per hour in order to be eligible for CPE credit.  In the event that the livestreaming program fails to deliver the active participation elements required (as the technology works differently on each device), USC Gould School of Law will manually verify CPE credit. 

  • If a CPE recipient fails to complete the active participation requirements as a result of technology failure, they will be limited to claim the number of minutes indicated in the livestreaming attendance reports [provided by Zoom for this specific conference]. 
  • CPE recipients need to take proactive measures by asking questions in the Q&A tab and recording the credit code given during each session.  Those items will be used should Zoom fail to recognize attendees.

As the provider, USC Gould School of Law will:

  1. Notify all CPE recipients of the Technology Failure Policy.
  2. Manually verify credit and deliver certificates with credit minutes indicated.
  3. Indicate that the Technology Failure Policy was enacted in the event of a credit audit by the California Board of Accountancy.