Webinar Series: Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation, and Naturalization

June 6 - 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

This four-part webinar series covers automatic citizenship through acquisition and derivation as well as the requirements for naturalization. The series will review the naturalization requirements, including continuous residence, physical presence, good moral character, the civics and English-language requirements and exemptions, and the oath requirements. The application process will be covered, including practice pointers for preparing and submitting the N-400, Application for Naturalization, and the N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exception, as well as preparing clients for the naturalization interview.

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars are included with your purchase of the four-part webinar series. Your access will be available until July 27, 2023. Certificates of attendance are only issued if you attend live webinars.


Webinar 1: Acquisition and Derivation of Citizenship

June 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In webinar one, presenters will discuss the requirements for acquiring U.S. citizenship at birth abroad and deriving U.S. citizenship from a U.S. citizen parent or parents after birth. Issues covered will include the residence requirements for U.S. citizen parents, the rules for children born in and out of wedlock and establishing legal and physical custody for derivation. The session will also cover the process for obtaining evidence of U.S. citizenship by applying for a certificate of citizenship or a U.S. passport.  


Webinar 2: Naturalization: The Residence, Physical Presence, and English/Civics Requirements

June 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In webinar two, we will cover the residence and physical presence requirements for naturalization. We will also discuss maintenance of lawful permanent residence status and the issue of abandonment. Finally, presenters will review the civics and English language requirements and exemptions, and eligibility for a waiver of the requirements based on a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment.


Webinar 3: Naturalization: Establishing Good Moral Character

June 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In webinar three, we will continue to examine the eligibility requirements for naturalization with a focus on good moral character. Presenters will also cover select deportation grounds and the risks involved with applying for naturalization.


Webinar 4: The Naturalization Application Process

June 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In webinar four, we will cover the naturalization application process, including screening applicants, completing and submitting the N-400, and preparing clients for the naturalization interview. Presenters will also discuss the oath of allegiance and the waiver available for disabled applicants unable to understand or communicate an understanding of the oath.


Additional Information

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training. If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar you attend in our e-learning immigration law courses. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar. You may seek self-study CLE credit for viewing any recorded webinars posted on the course website. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Type of Training

Webinar Series

Date of Event


Time of Event

02:00 pm ~ 03:30 pm

Registration Deadline

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates - $140

Nonprofit Agency Staff -  $240

Private Attorneys and Staff - $400

Eligible Grant(s) Discount


Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. There are no refunds for registration for a single webinar or for a webinar series.