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Do I have to return this Transcript
Reporting year is based on admission date. If this is your reporting year, you will have to certify your transcript or make any changes. An email will go out January 21 with information on how to certify your transcript online, or make necessary changes. Certification is due by March 1. If this is not your reporting year, the transcript is for your information only and you need not certify the transcript. You can send changes.
Rule 55.1—Need only certify what primary jurisdiction and MCLE requirements (if any) have been met.
Why aren't credits I earned
showing up on the Transcript?
That depends on the credits.
If you attended courses in November or December of the current year, the provider may not have had time to submit your credits
to the Commission before the form was sent (providers have
45 days after the end of courses to submit attendance lists).
Add the credits to your script and we will confirm the credits you
add upon receipt of the provider's information.
If video replay credits, self-study credits or in-house
program credits are missing, check to make sure you haven't earned
your maximum limit in these categories . The upper right side of
the form should list "Credits required." Divide this number by
two to determine the maximum limit of credits allowed in categories
such as monitored video replay ("V"), in-house programs (I), or
self-study (S and SA). Divide this number by four to determine
the maximum limit of credits allowed in audio-only self-study
(SA). If you have reached this limit and you add more credits
in these categories, they will not be accepted unless you are
replacing credits in a particular category with Enhanced Ethics
credits in that category.
If the program was a national seminar or local to
another jurisdiction, the provider may not have sought approval. Check the program catalog at www.desclms.org. If the program
was not approved through the provider's initiative, you must apply
using Form 4 in order to obtain credit.
Credit for teaching, publication, bar examination
work, professional work and pro bono is assigned only upon application
to the Commission. Visit our forms
page to download the appropriate form for completion and submission
to the Commission; in the future, please remember to apply as
soon as possible after completion of the activity or, preferably, submit the form through the online process at www.desclms.org.
I reviewed my Transcript and I see that I haven't met my
requirement! What do I do?
You have two options for completing a make-up plan.
You may either complete the requirement during the months of January or February
(before you certify the Transcript on or before March 1) and list the recently completed credits on the filed Transcript;
we consider this a completed make-up plan. Alternatively, you
can certify the Transcript on or before March 1
showing a deficiency, but you must forward a make-up plan. This
plan may be in a letter format or using Form
14, but it must list specific coursework you plan to take
before April 30 to complete the deficiency. After completing
the credits, you will have to file a letter or Form
15 to notify the Commission that you have completed the credit
requirement for the applicable reporting period. Either way, you
must certify the Transcript on or before March 1 to avoid late fees.
I reviewed my Transcript and it says I haven't met
my requirement, but I DID! What do I do?
Make changes before certifying the form. You will be contacted in writing if there
is a problem with anything you add. If you are certain that the
programs you attended were approved for Delaware credit, you might
also want to alert the provider's representative of the problem
in case the records need to be corrected on their end.
I'm just a few credits short on Enhanced Ethics.
What can I do to finish those quickly?
There are many options available. A complete list of courses
taking place in January which offer Enhanced Ethics credit
is available on this site. There are options available in online
seminars, telephone seminars, monitored video replays and live
programs, so most people should be able to complete the Enhanced
Ethics requirement before the Transcript form is due to be certified on March
1. Please remember there are limitations to the number of credits
which may be earned through monitored video replay and self-study.
My Transcript says I'm compliant.
Do I need to do anything else?
If this is your reporting year, YES! You must certify the Transcript form to the Commission no later than March 1 or you will be assessed late fees, regardless of whether
or not you have completed the credits in a timely manner. We
do not consider the Transcript to be accurate until the attorney
has verified and submitted the certified Transcript as evidence of
I reviewed the Transcript and remembered
I have to send in application forms. Can I do that now?
Yes, but please do it as soon as possible. Due to
the high volume of materials requiring review during the review and certification time period, you
probably will not receive a response to the application(s) until
after the March 1 reporting deadline. If you require
approval of the application(s) in order to meet your recent compliance
obligation, you must also submit a make-up plan in the event that
the credit is not approved. If you do not need the credit to meet
the recent deadline, you may be required to file an amendment
to the Transcript after approval. If your application requires
Commission review, it must be received in time to be placed on
the agenda. In the future, please apply as soon as possible after
the activity in order to receive a timely response: allow at least
one month for review of most applications.
I can't find the Transcript
form you sent me. Can I use an old one or the online version or
send in something else?
Your transcript is available online.