The Only EB-5 Education Library
The EB-5 Education Library is a carefully curated resource that provides EB-5 stakeholders an opportunity to continue their professional development from home, the office, or on the go. A mixture of recorded webinars, conference panels, or self-administered modules, the Education Library is the best way to stay current on EB-5 trends and developments.
Request Continued Legal Education credit hours
Continuing legal education (CLE) credit is available for many of IIUSA’s education offerings including our in-person domestic conferences and certain live webinars. The amount of credit available is dependent on the specific course or event. Any attorney who wishes to receive CLE credit for an IIUSA education offering must submit a request for credit using the CLE request form. For live webinars, the request must be made prior to the webinar. For in-person conferences, the request must be made no more than 2 weeks after the conclusion of the event. If an attorney fails to make his/her request in the stated time frame, it is not guaranteed that the attorney will receive a certificate of attendance to earn credit for the course/event.
CLE credit is dependent on approval by each state bar and is not necessarily guaranteed for approval. Attorneys seeking credit for a live webinar can only do so if you are licensed in a state that accepts reciprocity from the State Bar of California.
It will be clearly stated on an IIUSA event page if CLE credit is available for that education offering and the CLE request form will be included.
Once a webinar/event has concluded and the attorney’s attendance is confirmed, a representative from IIUSA will email a certificate of attendance, which includes the number of credits earned, for the attorney to file according to his/her state bar rules. Attorneys from certain states may be required to self-certify or self-apply for credit from his/her state, but all materials needed to do so will be provided from IIUSA via email.
If you have any questions about IIUSA’s CLE offerings or protocol, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IIUSA Approved Best Practices
IIUSA regularly develops and publishes industry best practices to promote responsible, professional, and ethical behavior in the EB-5 Program and the EB-5 Regional Center industry among all stakeholders.
Over the years, IIUSA members have adopted a number of the recommendations set forth by the Best Practices Committee. Using input from the broader membership, IIUSA has worked to consistently update and improve existing best practices and develop new practices as the EB-5 industry evolves.
Best practice documents include the following:
Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct (our “Code”) is our commitment to conduct EB-5 business with high ethical standards. Our commitment goes beyond technical Code interpretation. Where unspecific, our Code’s virtuous spirit prevails. IIUSA members and everyone working on IIUSA’s behalf, including its board of directors, officers, committee members, and employees are bound by our Code. When working with non-members, you should provide our Code and ask that they abide. Our Code is no substitute for sound judgment. When in doubt, ask: (1) Is this consistent with our Code? (2) Would I take responsibility? (3) Is this good for our EB-5 community? Be integrity’s voice. Hold each other accountable.
Best Practices for Regional Centers
The IIUSA Best Practices Committee was charged with developing a list of best practices to provide guidance to regional centers seeking to conduct business in a manner that will foster the growth and success of the EB-5 program. IIUSA believes that a set of best practices would be useful both because of the relative youth of the regional center EB-5 program and because of the complexity of the concepts and principles that govern regional center activity under the auspices of multiple government agencies and under the laws and practices of multiple countries.
Engaging with Sales Intermediaries
This document is intended to provide IIUSA members with guidance regarding best practices for engaging with intermediaries who will introduce such members’ EB-5 investment products to individual foreign investors or otherwise assist in the offer and sale of these investment products. Such intermediaries can take many forms. At one end of the spectrum, some are sophisticated, professional sales organizations, such as U.S. broker-dealers. At the opposite end of the spectrum, an IIUSA member might work with an individual contact who simply refers a friend.
Anti-Money Laundering and Customer Information Requirements
This document is intended to provide IIUSA members with guidance regarding anti-money laundering (AML), including Customer Identification (CI), best practices.
In drafting this document, the IIUSA Best Practices Committee (Committee) focused on provisions that the Committee believes are likely to be generally – but not universally – applicable to IIUSA members. The Committee recognizes that not all IIUSA members play a role in EB-5 transactions that involves, for example, evaluating customer data and/or handling funds. Accordingly, each of these provisions is labeled as a “Consideration”. The Committee encourages each IIUSA member to carefully evaluate the applicability of each Consideration to its business with the assistance of qualified counsel, if necessary.
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