What is NALA?
NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants) is a nonprofit professional organization that seeks to advance paralegals through certification and professional development. NALA is a preeminent resource for individual and professional success.
NALA provides current information about the paralegal profession through continuing education, networking opportunities, professional certification programs, occupational survey reports, and other publications to help paralegals excel in the workplace.
What is the NALA CP Exam?
NALA offers paralegals an opportunity to achieve a Certified Paralegal (CP) credential through successful completion of the NALA Certified Paralegal Examination. According to NALA, certification signifies that a paralegal is capable of providing superior services to firms and corporations. The CP credential has been acknowledged by the American Bar Association as a mark of high professional achievement, and more than 47 paralegal organizations and numerous bar associations also acknowledge the CP as the definitive paralegal certification.”
The Certified Paralegal examination will consist of two required sections taken in the following order. Visit the NALA website and this policy page for additional information.
Successful completion of both the Knowledge and Skills Exams is required to obtain the Certified Paralegal credential.
View the CP Program Candidate Handbook for a complete description of the program.
Types of questions on the NALA CP Exam
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NALA, the National Association of Legal Assistants, is a nationally recognized professional association for paralegals. It provides a national certification exam, the NALA CP, for paralegal students upon graduation from a paralegal program.
Click here for information about the certification examination and the application process. Click here to view a listing of testing centers in your state. Refer to this website for more assistance.
Certain requirements must be met in order to apply to take the NALA Paralegal Certification Exam.
Eligible candidates include:
Review the information at CP Examinee Eligibility for more information about the eligibility requirements to take the NALA Certified Paralegal Examination.
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