On-demand, year-round testing. 120 items will be included on each Knowledge Exam.
- 100 items will be scored.
- 20 items will be pretested for statistical analysis.
- 3 hours testing time (90 seconds per item) will be provided for all subsequent Knowledge Exams.
- Result reporting will be available upon completion with on-demand testing year-round.
Administered four times per year: February, April, July, and October
- Written Essay
- 2 hours testing time
- Result reporting will be available 6-8 weeks after the closing of the testing window.
Withdrawal, Incomplete, or Rejected Applications
If an applicant must withdraw the application: payment is nonrefundable and the application and supporting documentation will not be returned.
If an application is incomplete or rejected: payment is nonrefundable and the application and supporting documentation will not be returned.
Americans with Disability Act
The Certified Paralegal examination is administered in compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. All special requests must accompany the application form. Click here to download special accommodations form. Examinees qualifying for special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act must test at a PSI testing center.
An individual’s application status, exam results, and personal identifying information is confidential and will not be released by NALA to any person without the consent of the individual or as required by law, except to exam proctors as required for administration of the exam.
NALA does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status.