Advanced Certified Paralegal
Commitment to continued growth and life-long learning is the hallmark of a professional. Once a Certified Paralegal's career is launched, there is a need for advanced CLE programs as one changes areas of practice, or is met with more challenging assignments. The Advanced Certified Paralegal program is designed to recognize this effort. Advanced Certified Paralegal courses are part of the on-demand programs offered by NALA. ACP certification is for Certified Paralegals and is focused on mastery of specific course material developed under the direction of the Advanced Certified Paralegal. An assessment component is part of the curriculum-based program as well as detailed exercises. The average course is about 20 hours in length and organized into multiple modules. These web-based courses are available on a 24/7 basis.
The Certified Paralegal Credential
Use of the CP credential signifies that a paralegal is capable of providing superior services to firms and corporations. National surveys consistently show Certified Paralegals are better utilized in a field where attorneys are looking for a credible, dependable way to measure ability. The credential has been recognized by the American Bar Association as a designation which marks a high level of professional achievement. The CP credential has also been recognized by over 47 legal assistant organizations and numerous bar associations.
Preparing for the Exam-Exam Format & Specifications
Examination Format The Certified Paralegal examination will consist of two required sections taken in the following order: • Knowledge Exam The Knowledge Exam will consist of multiple choice questions covering the topic areas listed in Appendix A. The Knowledge Exam will be administered on-demand, year-round at testing centers with preliminary result reporting upon completion. Candidates […]
Certified Paralegal Program
Established in 1976, the Certified Paralegal program has enabled the profession to develop a strong and responsive self-regulatory program offering a nationwide credential for paralegals. The Certified Paralegal program establishes and serves as a: •National professional standard for paralegals •Means of identifying those who have reached this standard. •Credentialing program responsive to the needs of paralegals and responsive to the fact that this form of self-regulation is necessary to strengthen and expand development of this career field. •Positive, ongoing, voluntary program to encourage the growth of the paralegal profession, attesting to and encouraging a high level of achievement. The NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals is responsible for content, standards and administration of the Certified Paralegal Program. It is composed of paralegals who have received an Advanced Paralegal Certification designation, attorneys and paralegal educators.