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Authority for the CLE

Continuing Legal Education - 3 Hour Video Course

Authority for the Continuing Legal Education Course

According to Title 38 C.F.R. § 14.629 you must periodically complete three hours of qualifying CLE to maintain your accreditation as an agent or attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Authority for the Continuing Legal Education Course for Department of Veterans Affairs CLE requirements for maintaining accreditation.

  • Approved in 2013 by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of General Counsel
  • Approved in 2013-2015 by the Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia State Bars for 3 hours of self-study credit for VA CLE
  • Meets requirements under 38 CFR 14.629 (b) (iii) for the initial three hours CLE for qualifying accreditation in the first year by covering the following topics – representation before VA, – claims procedures, – basic eligibility for VA benefits, – right to appeal, – disability compensation (38 U.S.C. Chapter 11), – dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) (38 U.S.C. Chapter 13), and – pension
  • Also meets requirements for 3 hours of CLE for maintaining accreditation for any given two-year period after the initial CLE accreditation requirement