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Sentencing Guidelines Training
Applying for CLE Approval

Please Download the Instructions first

*Introduction to Sentencing Guidelines Virtual Experience*

There are three components to this training. Participants must watch videos on thirteen different topics, answer a question on each topic and participate in a 120-minute live seminar after scoring two case examples. You may watch all the videos in one day (83 minutes) or watch them when you have time.

The videos are also available on: our YouTube channel and Mobile Site

Training Videos (mp4)
1. Selecting Primary Offense
2. Additional Offenses
3. Scoring Worksheets A & B vs. C
4. Victim Injury
5. Weapons Factors
6. Prior Record Factors
7. Prior Specific Offenses
8. Juvenile Record
9. Legal Restraint
10. Classifying Prior Record
11. Risk Assessment
12. Mandatory Minimums
13. Recording the Guidelines Recommendations
Probation Violations Guidelines
Download all video powerpoints and Case Example 2 video

Register for a LIVE Webinar

Approved for 2 MCLE credits

Date Times Times
March 30   2pm
March 31 10am  
April 16   2pm
April 21 10am  


Each month, 120-minute webinar will be offered to answer specific questions and to allow participants to test their knowledge by completing guidelines.  Please see the case examples attached.  Participants will be encouraged to email their questions in advance or text them to the staff during the webinar. The webinar link will be emailed to the participants a day prior to the training.

Download Cases Examples here

Register for the seminar by using the mobile website, calling the Commission at  (804) 225-4398 or sending an email to