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NALA Certifying Board Announces New Certified Paralegal (CP) Exam Specifications, Effective 2024

The NALA Certifying Board oversees the development and maintenance of the Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination. The board works with subject matter experts and psychometric consultants to ensure the Exam is consistent with national testing and accreditation standards.

The CP Exam is a validated, national, standardized examination designed to measure the knowledge and skills—also referred to as core competencies—that are required of a paralegal. It is a two-part test that consists of Knowledge and Skills Exams.

The Certified Paralegal Exam is administered by NALA and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NALA periodically updates and revises the content of the Exam through job analysis studies and research. NALA and the Certifying Board’s Job Analysis Task Force completed their most recent job analysis at the end of 2022, which has informed the new CP Exam specifications that will begin in 2024. Click the links below if you are interested in learning more about the new 2024 CP Exam specifications or to review the 2022 Job Analysis Study.

Please tune into next month’s newsletter, where we will be shining a well-deserved spotlight on the Certification Board and Task Force members who worked diligently on the 2022 Job Analysis and evaluation.


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