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Certification


On April 30, 2014, The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the NALA Certified Paralegal program for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA Standards were created to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry.  The NALA Certified Paralegal program joins an elite group of more than 120 organizations representing over 270 certification programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation. More information on the NCCA is available online at www.credentialingexcellence.org/NCCA


Click to learn more about the Advanced Paralegal Certification Program
Click learn more about advanced
certification for paralegals!
 

To download the 2012 Job Analysis Report. This major study of the paralegal career field was released by the NALA Certifying Board June 15, 2012.


 Current Directory of Certified Paralegals
This link opens a form that may be used to verify one's certification status. Please check the update date if a name is not listed.


Professional certification is a time honored career development tool. It is helpful to employers and those seeking to enhance their career options. Because of the reliance on certification programs for career decisions, it is important a program is professionally managed and administered. NALA's over 35 years of experience in this area, and nearly 17,000 paralegals attest to the professionalism of the program.


   CLE Look Up for Certified Paralegals
Click this link to review the CLE credits recorded on your account. This information includes the expiration date of your certificate, the total credits awarded, as well as the credits that are classified as non-substantive credits, and ethics. This information is updated every 24-48 hours during the business week. 

Members need to log in with their NALA Net User name, and member number as the password. Non-members will be provided login information in an electronic newsletter.  Click here to request this information from NALA Headquarters.

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APC Forms

Several forms are used in relation to your participation in the Advanced Paralegal Certification Program. This is your quick reference to the forms.

APC Learning Contract


The Learning Contract is required for all seeking APC certification, and for those who are not seeking certification, but require a certificate of completion for a course. It is an integral part of the advanced paralegal course.

Click here to learn more about the requirements of the form, and to access the form itself.


APC Statement of Completion


The Statement of Completion is required for all seeking APC certification, and for those who are not seeking certificationbut require a certificate of completion for a course. It is an integral part of the advanced paralegal course.

Click here to open the form.

APC Evaluation Form


We need to hear from all course participants.  Although not required, comments about an APC course are welcome and vital to the integrity of the course. The APC Board reviewes all of the evaluation forms.

Click here to open the evaluation form.

APC Questionnaire

 
What would you like to see added to the line up of APC courses?  This form provides you an opportunity to communicate your needs to the board, as well as advise us of your background and information the board uses to develop courses.  

Click here to open the APC Questionnaire.