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How to Get Your Course Approved for MLA CE Credit

Do you want your course approved for MLA continuing education (CE) credit and listed in MEDLIB-ED, where health information professionals from around the world can see it?

It’s easy! Simply login and complete the online form, Submit a Course for MLA CE Approval. If you are not an MLA member or registered guest, create a guest account on MLANET. Please note: The course instructor, not a sponsoring organization (e.g., MLA chapter, local consortium), should complete this course approval application.

1. When you log in to Submit a Course for MLA CE Approval, you will be asked to:

  • provide the instructor information (name, title, contact information, etc.)
  • provide the course information (learning objectives, description, timed agenda, etc.)
  • agree to the terms and conditions
  • upload your instructor CV, sample participant handouts (optional)

2. Select the period of time you would like your course to be eligible for MLA CE credit. We will forward you an invoice for the appropriate fee, if applicable. See options and fees below.

3. After we receive your payment, we will review your course submission within four weeks.

4. When your course is approved, we will list it in the MEDLIB-ED Unscheduled Courses catalog.

Renew Your Course

It’s easy! Simply login and complete the online form, Renew a Course for MLA CE Credit Approval. If you are not an MLA member or registered guest, create a guest account on MEDLIB-ED. Please note: The course instructor, not a sponsoring organization (e.g., MLA chapter, local consortium), should complete this course approval application.

1. Review your current course listing on MEDLIB-ED. Note any changes, you will be able to do so on the renewal form.

2. Log in to Renew a Course for MLA CE Credit Approval. You will be asked to:

  • provide the instructor information (name, contact information, etc.)
  • provide the course information (learning objectives, description, timed agenda, etc.) Update if these have changed from your previous listing.
  • agree to the terms and conditions
  • upload your instructor CV, sample participant handouts (optional)

3. Select the period of time you would like your course to be eligible for MLA CE credit. We will forward you an invoice for the appropriate fee, if applicable. See options and fees below.

4. After we receive your payment, we will review your course submission within four weeks.

5. When your course is approved, we will list it in the MEDLIB-ED Unscheduled Courses catalog.

Schedule Your Course

Scheduling your course on MEDLIB-ED allows attendees to find your course in MEDLIB-ED, complete an evaluation, and download an MLA CE certificate. It also entitles you to receive an evaluation report. MEDLIB-ED is the sole source of MLA CE certificates.

You can schedule your course when you apply for MLA CE Credit approval or any time prior to offering your course.

To schedule your course, please complete Schedule a Course on MEDLIB-EDThe course instructor or the sponsoring organization (e.g., MLA chapter, local consortium) can schedule a course. Sponsoring organizations must make arrangements with the course instructor before scheduling a course.

1. Complete the online form, Schedule a Course on MEDLIB-ED. You will be asked to:

  • provide course details (course title, location to be held, etc.)
  • provide instructor information (name and contact information)
  • agree to the terms and conditions


2. We will forward you an invoice, if applicable. See fees below.

3. Within two weeks after we receive your payment, your course will be listed as scheduled in appropriate catalogs. You will receive an email with a link to the course on MEDLIB-ED.

4. The instructor for the course will receive enrollment codes and instructions that allow course attendees to evaluate the course and receive MLA CE certificates and credits, also within two weeks of receipt of payment.

Course Approval and Scheduling Fees

Member Nonmember
Course Approval or Renewal for 1 year - individual instructor $100 $150
Course Approval or Renewal for 2 years - individual instructor $190 $285
Course Approval or Renewal for 3 years - individual instructor $280 $420
Course Approval or Renewal for 1 year - Institutional groups (i.e. vendors, hospitals, universities) -- includes option to schedule your course 2 times/provide 50 MLA CE credits per year. Member pricing available to MLA institutional members only. Please contact us for volume pricing. $400 $600
Course Approval or Renewal for 2 years - Institutional groups (i.e. vendors, hospitals, universities) -- includes option to schedule your course 2 times/provide 50 MLA CE credits per year. Member pricing available to MLA institutional members only. Please contact us for volume pricing. $760 $1,140
Course Approval or Renewal for 3 years - Institutional groups (i.e. vendors, hospitals, universities) -- includes option to schedule your course 2 times/provide 50 MLA CE credits per year. Member pricing available to MLA institutional members only. Please contact us for volume pricing. $1,120 $1,160
Course Scheduling Fee - includes certificates for 25 individuals $50 $ 50

Have questions? Please contact MLA's Professional Development Department.

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