What is the NALA CP Exam?
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
Helpful information about test questions and test-taking strategies:
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.
Graduates of the Paralegal program must include an official transcript with the NALA CP exam application. Click here for instructions on how to obtain an official transcript.
The NALA Certified Paralegal exam format consists of two sections, Knowledge and Skills. The Knowledge Exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions, and the Skills Exam is an essay. Successful completion of both exam sections is required to obtain the CP credential. In order to apply for the CP Program, a paralegal must first be eligible. Once an applicant has been approved, they will then proceed with taking the CP exam.
To determine if you are eligible to take the CP exam, please select the category that best applies to you:
Learn more about CP Examinee Eligibility.