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National Business Institute

A trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983, NBI is dedicated to providing you with practical, skill-based CLE seminars and online CLE courses that you can apply to your daily work. From national webcasts to in-person seminars held in your state, we offer the full gamut of training formats so you can get your continuing legal education in whatever way you prefer.

NBI holds live, in-person seminars in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and has one of the largest and most diverse catalogs of legal courses, taught by experienced practitioners from your area with state-specific content and resources. We serve professionals in the legal industry as well as business, banking, insurance, accounting, human resources, real estate, education and government.

If you need credit, you can be confident that we carefully design our courses and legal guides to ensure that you'll be able to satisfy all of your professional training and credit requirements. We work with more than 500 credit-granting organizations to ensure our attendees get the appropriate credit.

Based in Altoona, Wisconsin, we embody the strong values and customer service associated with the Midwest while serving you with up-to-date courses on the latest developments across the nation. Each year, we hold thousands of programs in cities across the country and over the internet. We welcome your questions – please call us at 1-800-930-6182.

NBI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Divisions and Affiliations of NBI:

Institute for Paralegal Education - IPE

Otter Creek Institute - OCI

What We Offer

Live Seminars

We hold live, in-person seminars in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with local presenters who know the current issues you're facing. Seminars are typically lecture-format in a classroom setting with opportunities for questions throughout the program.

Live Video Webcasts

Video webcasts are courses you attend online. Sitting at your computer, you can see and hear faculty as they present each topic just like being at the program in person. Your course book is delivered to you electronically as a downloadable PDF. Each webcast includes a Q&A session at the end.

Live Audio Webinars

Audio webinars are courses that feature a slide presentation online and give you the choice of listening to the presenter either via your computer speakers or the phone. When you log in on the day of the course, you choose. Each webinar includes a PDF course book and a Q&A session at the end.

Live Teleconferences

Teleconferences are courses you attend via the phone. Just dial in at the scheduled time and you can listen as faculty present each topic live. Your course book is delivered to you electronically as a downloadable PDF prior to the teleconference. Each teleconference includes a Q&A session at the end.

OnDemand Courses

OnDemand courses are recorded programs streamed over the internet. You can play, pause, exit and restart your program as many times as you need. Courses are available instantly after purchase and can be accessed for up to 6 months. NBI offers streaming audio courses and streaming video courses. A course book comes with each course and is available for download from your account. NBI OnDemand courses vary in length from 1 hour to over 6 hours.

MP3 Downloads

MP3 Downloads are recorded 1-2 hour audio courses in a downloadable, MP3 file. You can download them to your computer, tablet, phone or mp3 player and listen to them on the go. A course book comes with each course and is also available for download from your account.

PDF Downloads

PDF Downloads are downloadable, electronic versions of our course books.

Audio CDs

Audio CDs are audio recordings of seminars or teleconferences shipped to you on a CD. A course book is shipped with the CD (available as a printed manual or CD-ROM).

Video DVDs

Video DVDs are recordings of video webcasts shipped to you on a DVD. A course book is shipped with the DVD (available as a printed manual or CD-ROM).

Course Books

Course books are CD-ROMs or printed, perfect-bound manuals shipped to you by mail.

Unlimited CLE

NBI Subscriptions offer a full year of unlimited continuing education for one low price! With an NBI Subscription, you’ll gain access to the largest, most diverse catalog of CLE courses in all legal disciplines of any CLE provider. Select from over 2,000 full-day seminars, 400 teleconferences and webcasts, as well as thousands of online self-study courses, legal manuals and bookstore products.

Custom Training

NBI also offers customized training solutions for in-house education needs and other special requests. Learn more about custom training.