A Single Activity Provider (SAP) is an entity approved to hold and grant credit for a single Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) activity during a two-year period, provided that there are no changes made to the program.
To be approved for MCLE credit, an MCLE activity must meet the following State Bar standards:
Providers interested in becoming an SAP in California must first complete and submit a Single Activity Provider application for review, for each activity they plan to provide, along with the $90 processing fee* for each application. When approved, the provider may either offer the approved single activity once or multiple times, provided that there are no changes made to the program, during a two-year period.
Providers who plan to offer on-demand, multiday or multitrack, subscription-based, or bundled MCLE activities must submit a separate SAP application along with the associated processing fee* for each activity offered as part of that service. Applications listing multiple activities, multitrack programs, or multiday activities will be deemed insufficient and returned to the provider.
In addition to the application and the associated processing fee, the following supporting materials are required and must be submitted with the application, otherwise the application will be deemed incomplete and returned to the provider:
* Please note that the $90 application processing fee is nonrefundable and cannot be waived.
Additional tips for completing a Single Activity Provider application:
Once an application is received complete, the review process is between four to six weeks and cannot be expedited. During that time, the provider may be contacted if additional information or documentation is needed. Upon conclusion of the review process, a determination letter will be emailed to the provider, to the contact person listed on the application.
A provider may submit their application before or after the activity has taken place but may not offer or grant participants credit for the activity until they have been notified by the State Bar that their activity has been approved. If approval is not received before the activity date, the promotional materials must state that the activity is pending approval from the State Bar of California. Promotional materials must also state the number of credit hours along with the type of credit pending State Bar approval. The provider may take attendance on the State Bar’s Record of Attendance and hand out State Bar Evaluation Forms, but Certificates of Attendance may not be issued until the activity is approved and the provider has received an approval letter from the State Bar.
Although electronic submittals are preferred, providers may either send their Single Activity Provider Application via email or via regular mail. If emailed, a completed and signed Credit Card Authorization Form must be included with the application and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If sent via U.S. mail, please include either a check in the amount of $90, made payable to The State Bar of California, or a completed and signed Credit Card Authorization Form with the application and send it to:
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105