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Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) Seminar

Friday – Sunday

(Earn up to 1.6 CEUs for current NCRA credential holders; non-NCRA credential holders are not eligible to earn CEUs.)

For those seeking the industry’s premier legal video certification, the CLVS Seminar is the first step. Attendees may choose from one to three days of training, with Saturday being the mandatory day for certification. Newcomers to legal video (even those with other video experience) are strongly urged to attend all three days of training.


While there are no specific prerequisites for the course, cursory prior knowledge of video concepts and equipment (even at the consumer level) is useful when taking this program.


The CLVS Seminar is the first of three steps to become certified. The production exam will be administered at Convention, July 31 - August 2from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Experienced legal videographers with a minimum of 10 years of experience may apply to take the Production Exam in the same weekend as the seminar. To learn more about the written knowledge test and the production skills test, please visit the CLVS Certification Process.


Friday, July 31: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Day one provides attendees with a general overview of what it means to be a legal videographer. Faculty will cover the use of video in the legal system, components of a deposition recording system, and video and audio equipment. Experienced legal videographers are not required to attend this day.

Saturday, August 1: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This mandatory day will cover the CLVS Code of Ethics, the CLVS Standards for Video Depositions, and applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Attendees will come away with a comprehensive understanding of the role of video in a deposition environment.

Sunday, August 2: 9 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Highly recommended for those who are not already working in the legal video setting, day three offers small group hands-on training with a typical deposition video setup, as well as a session on how to study and prepare for the CLVS Written Knowledge Test and CLVS Production Skills Test.