Attorney Certification for each case type expires after 2 years. Upcoming expiration notices are sent via email to the attorney contact information on-file with the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. It is the responsibility of the certified attorney to keep all requested contact information up-to-date. The attorney's name, firm name, address and phone number will also appear on the Certified Court-Appointed Counsel list provided for court-appointments. (Note: Attorney emails are NOT made public on this list.)
Any VIDC approved courses completed within the past 2 years can be used towards Re-Certification. Attorneys must complete a Re-Certification Application in order to renew each desired case type. Further details are provided below.
Misdemeanor & Felony Re-Certification
- Requires 6 hours of approved CLE credit
- Requires the previously mentioned 6 hours + 4 hours of approved CLE on representing juveniles (10 hours total)
2021 Approved Re-Certification CLECheck your CLE records against our Previously Approved Course List list to see if you have already attended any eligible courses.
CLE Sponsors: If you are interested in submitting a CLE course for VIDC re-certification credit approval, please contact the Certification Department at Certification@vadefenders.org.
CLE Reporting Note
VIDC is a separate entity from the Virginia State Bar and does NOT have access to attorney CLE records. Therefore, it is the certified attorney's responsibility to submit completed courses via a re-certification application.