26 Jan New CME Reporting Requirements
CME reporting requirements have changed. Changes have been to both the reporting process and the reported content. For the most part, the new rules take effect on January 1, 2015, but not entirely.
Reporting can now be done via the myflcourtaccess.com portal. Non-attorneys can e-file as well. And, existing reporting form should still be used. Credits earned prior to the rule change can be reported via the portal.
More documentation is now required, but only for credits earned in 2015. Credits earned prior to 2015 will not be subject to the rules changes even if reported in 2015.
For live programs, a certificate of attendance is now required. OR, an affidavit AND a program agenda can be submitted. For internet programs, submit a certificate of completion AND a program outline or course description which is sufficient to evaluate the program’s content.
For recorded programs, a receipt OR a copy of the front of the CD is required. Technically, the copy of the front of the CD is only allowed if the CD is borrowed. And, if the recorded program was played as part of the live activity, you must submit a list of names with signatures of each participant.
Submit a copy of an applicant’s mentorship page, complete with your signature, for observations and co-mediations. Submit a program brochure which lists your participation if you lecture or teach. If you author or edit any material, submit a copy of the written or edited material(s) along with a statement of the time spent writing or editing.
Self-directed programs must be qualified by the DRC. Although, not specified, it would not be a good idea to seek post-submission qualification. You are required to submit a certificate of completion AND a program outline OR course description which is sufficient to evaluate the program’s content.
The new rule is not too burdensome. It is sad to say but I am sure that the new documentation requirements are necessary. And the e-portal access is an appreciated convenience.