U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois
CM/ECF Training - Registration Information

Attorneys and creditors filing in the Northern District of Illinois must complete the registration process and successfully complete the certification assignment before a LIVE login and password is issued for Electronic Case Filing (ECF).

Before registering to become an ECF user, review the Hardware/Software Requirements and Administrative Procedures.

The court offers two ECF training options: 1) On-line Training and 2) On-site Training.

Training is offered to attorneys, creditors and support staff.

Option one: On-line Training

a. If you are an attorney and would like to take the on-line training, you must be a member of the Illinois Northern District Court Bar. Click Here to complete the registration process.

b. If you are an attorney who is seeking Pro Hac Vice admission to the Illinois Northern District Court and would like to take the on-line training, Click Here.

If you do not wish to file your application or any documents electronically with the Bankruptcy Court, Click Here to obtain a copy of the form and make payment to the District Court

c. If you are an attorney who has previously been admitted Pro Hac Vice, has a login and password to the Bankruptcy Court and wish to file another application on a new Bankruptcy Case please type in your Bankruptcy CMECF login to generate a pay.gov payment link: . (javascript must be enabled to use the pay.gov payment link feature)

d. If you are a creditor and would like to take the on-line training for limited filing privileges, Click Here to complete the registration process.

e. If you are a Personal Financial Management Course Provider and would like to take the on-line training for limited filing privileges, Click Here to complete the registration process.

f. If you are a support staff member and would like to take the online training, contact the ECF Help desk at (312) 408-7765.


Option two: On-site Classroom Training

The court offers two types of training classes:

The on-site training is open to support staff. If you plan to attend a training class, you are required to register for a class.