TIA Legal Education (CLE) Program

Pick Up Your CLE Credits with TIA

CLE video webinars available online, presented by industry experts in convenient one-hour segments.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) offers accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Webinars. With TIA's on-demand legal education, you'll stay up to date on topics of special relevance to the fast-moving Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries.

You will be able to access TIA's professionally produced videos at your own convenience, on your own computer, anytime, anywhere!

The videos feature subject-matter experts from TIA’s legal staff. Major continuing legal education content aggregators have featured previous TIA CLE Webinars. TIA CLE Webinars are approved for continuing legal education credit in major jurisdictions.

Get Approved for Continuing Legal Education Credit

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) - A Legal Primer on Communications Access Requirements
Presenter: Avonne Bell

Current Topics in Spectrum Policy
Presenter: Dileep Shirhari

Policy Developments and Future Milestones: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring
Presenter: Brian Scarpelli

New Developments in 9-1-1 Regulations
Presenter: Mark Uncapher

Privacy Regulations for the Internet of Things
Presenter: Mark Uncapher
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Who Should Attend?

Attorneys seeking Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, as well as those seeking to keep up with the latest developments in telecommunications law.

Each webinar is at least an hour in length, qualifying for one (1) CLE credit. TIA courses have approved by the Virginia State Bar Association. Virginia approved programs receive reciprocity for meeting many other state CLE requirements.

Webinar Topics

New Developments in 9-1-1 Regulations

Since the first 9-1-1 call was placed in 1968, the nation's 9-1-1 system has become an increasingly important component of our public safety infrastructure. Over 240 million 9-1-1 calls are made in the United States each year, and the American public has come to depend on the 9-1-1 system for seeking and obtaining rapid emergency assistance. Evolving technologies, including VoIP, mobile telecommunications and text messaging are changing how the public expect to reach 9-1-1.

Privacy Regulation for the Internet of Things

According to some analysts, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) installed base will grow to 26 billion units by 2020. IoT will be used by the financial services industry around mobile and micropayment technology, will support a large range of health and fitness devices and services, and facilitate new business models – such as usage-based insurance calculated based on real-time driving data. However, with these new IoT applications come important privacy law considerations.

Current Topics in Spectrum Policy

Key developments in US spectrum policy include the Voluntary Incentive Auction, enacted by Congress in February 2012 and directing the FCC to implement first-of-its-kind voluntary incentive auction to make television spectrum available for mobile uses. Other developments include efforts to transition spectrum from federal to commercial use, GHz (unlicensed), 3.5 GHz (small cell) and millimeter wave spectrum (24 GHz and up).

Policy Developments and Future Milestones: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

As innovative solutions for telehealth and remote monitoring have continued to mature, Congress and several key agencies have begun to take steps to reflect these developments. Hear about important ongoing efforts on the Hill and within these agencies, as well as areas of key consensus that have emerged across the stakeholder community related to the authorization of telehealth and remote patient monitoring for key constituencies and conditions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about ongoing examinations by Congress and several key agencies (CMS, FCC, etc.) related to telehealth and remote patient monitoring
  • Learn about cross-cutting consensus telehealth and remote patient monitoring policy views that have emerged in the healthcare community recently
  • Identify future key policy-related milestones related to the wider authorization of telehealth and remote patient monitoring

21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) - A Legal Primer on Communications Access Requirements

The landmark 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) passed in 2010 and is being implemented by the FCC. The CVAA updated existing accessibility requirements and added new ones to ensure greater access to new communications technologies and products for individuals with disabilities. This primer focuses on the CVAA provisions and regulatory requirements related to communications access.

Certificate of Attendance

As a CLE participant, you will need to mail the verification code found in the video back to us (cle@tiaonline.org) and we will reply with a Certificate of Attendance. We will record the attendance date when you return the form.


$50.00 per video for TIA Members / $75.00 per video for non-members.

For more information, contact TIA CLE Webinars. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to be a TIA member to access a course?

No, although employees of TIA member companies are entitled to a member discount.

Do I have to be an attorney?

Although designed for attorneys, the materials are intended to be useful for anyone interested in learning more about the subjects. For example, this can include employees in relevant compliance areas.

Does this course qualify for my state’s CLE requirement?

There is no nationwide accreditation since the MCLE programs are administered by the state supreme courts through a special CLE commission or board. CLE accreditation is given on a state-by-state basis.

The MCLE accreditation process can be lengthy one. Each state with an MCLE requirement administers its own program with its own distinct set of rules, regulations, and sponsor fees. TIA courses have been approved by the Virginia State Bar. Many other states extend to Virginia approved courses automatic CLE reciprocity.

What are my state’s CLE requirements?

Continuing legal education requirements vary from state to state, including what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats.

Do “Downloaded” Materials qualify for CLEs in my State?

Many jurisdictions permit “downloaded” CLE content, but not all. TIA CLE downloads are designed to be accepted in the following MCLE jurisdictions: AK, AR, CA, CO, GA, HI, IL, MO, MT, NV, NM, NY, ND, OR, TX, UT, VT, WV

However, you should consult with you own state Bar on acceptable formats, as well for reciprocity and attendance certification requirements. (See below)

A good resource on specific state CLE requirements is the Continuing Legal Education Regulators' Association, Inc.:

Sample States

How do I access the TIA CLE programs?

TIA CLE programs are recorded videos which can be downloaded by clicking on the WATCH NOW link located under each Video Thumbnail listed above on this page. You will be required to login to the Store if you are eligible to receive the member rate otherwise, you can proceed with your purchase. Upon completion of your purchase, you will be supplied with a link that will give you access to the video page for viewing.

How can I receive a certification of my attendance?

Some states allow “self-certification,” while other jurisdictions require attorneys to record their courses online. Other states expect the program provider to participate in the verification process.

To comply with Virginia’s attendance requirements, as participants are watching the CLE program, they will have to make note of a verification code that appears on the video screen. After the program is completed, this verification code should be E-mailed back to TIA at CLE@TIAonline.org.

TIA will reply with a Certificate of Attendance. Your attendance date will be recorded as of the date that your E-mail is returned to TIA, not the purchase date. Obtaining the Certificate of Attendance should provide evidence of completion for states that require documentation.

Can TIA CLE materials from a program be reproduced or redistributed?

You may not photocopy or otherwise duplicate or redistribute written materials or audio or video content from TIA programs without written permission.

How can I update my E-mail preferences for TIA programs and products?

TIA offers free web accounts that enable users to:

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