General Exam Policies

School transcripts
Categories 1 and 2 require an official school transcript submitted with the application. A transcript is considered “official” if it bears the official seal and authorizing signature of the issuing institution. We will accept a copy of the transcript via mail, fax or email. The official transcript must indicate all courses taken and date of graduation.

Examinee Attestation
All examinees are required to sign the attestation on the application for the Certified Paralegal examination. This serves as a pledge of confidentiality, and states reasons for suspension of authorization to use the Certified Paralegal credential.

Attorney Employer Attestations

  • For those qualifying under Category 1, an attorney/employer attestation is not required.
  • For those qualifying under Category 2 the attestation section is required only if applying with one year or more of paralegal experience in lieu of the 15 semester hours of paralegal courses.
  • The attestation section must be completed by all applicants for Category 3.

Withdrawal, Incomplete, or Rejected Applications
If an applicant must withdraw the application, a $75 cancellation fee is required.  If the application is incomplete or rejected, the application will be denied and a $75 processing fee is required.

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 attend a PSI testing center.

Individuals currently incarcerated for any offense, or on probation, parole, or other court-imposed supervision for a felony offense, are ineligible to apply for the CP examination.

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.