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Attention January 2023 CPs! Enter your 50 hours of CLE, including five hours of legal ethics and not more than ten hours non-substantive areas, so that you can recertify before 1/31/2023 and avoid the $25 late fee! Here is the PDF Recertification form that you may email to, or click here to access the Recertification Affidavit and fee to recertify online!



Why Become a Certified Paralegal (CP)?

The Certified Paralegal (CP) credential was established in 1976. It is reserved for those who pass a rigorous exam containing the necessary information to mold them into phenomenal paralegals. It is recognized by the American Bar Association and nearly 50 paralegal organizations and bar associations. The CP Program is the only paralegal program that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Recognized worldwide, the CP credential has been awarded to over 19,000 paralegals. It also comes with an average salary increase of nearly $5,000.

Angela Oberle, ACP, is the Area 2 Director for NALA. As a member of the Board of Directors, she understands the importance of passing the CP Exam to earn the CP credential. She describes it as an accomplishment that will further your career. She says, “There are a lot of law firms and organizations that recognize that passing the CP Exam was a big accomplishment. They really want you to come work for them.”


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