API PCCE™ Review Course

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA®) and the Advanced Paralegal Institute (API) are jointly offering the online review course for the Paralegal CORE Competency Exam™ (PCCE).

The PCCE is targeted to paralegals who have recently graduated from a paralegal education or training program or are within their first two years of practice. The exam was launched in November of 2011 and focuses on those essential aspects of practice in which an entry level paralegal would be expected to be competent. Exam questions are based on information from course work in various paralegal programs and basic knowledge all paralegals should possess.

The on line review course runs for seven weeks, plus a brief pre-course orientation to familiarize students with the web site and First Class used by API. API courses are taught through computer-mediated distance learning. Students may communicate with instructors or classmates around the clock from their home or office computer.  The textbook for this course is the PCCE Study Manual.

The review course will help paralegals prepare to take the PCCE by covering the two domains tested: Paralegal Practice and Substantive areas of law. Each unit will begin with a pre-test, which will allow students to assess their strengths and weaknesses in the area being studied. Readings will be assigned and discussion questions included in each unit, which will focus on problem areas revealed in the pre-test results as well as the new material introduced in the unit. At the end of each unit a post-test will be given, which will allow students to assess where additional independent study may be helpful. There is a required textbook for the course and an exit exam will be administered at the conclusion of the course. Each student will receive a score and an analysis of the students strengths and weaknesses.

Start Dates:

  • January 12, 2015
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • June 1
  • July 13
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 16

Additional courses may be added if sufficient interest is expressed.

Tuition for the PCCE Review Course is $395. Please note there is no refund once the course begins. If you wish to withdraw or drop the class after it begins, you may take it again within one year at 1/2 the current tuition cost.

Students who take the PCCE Review Course are not guaranteed to pass the PCCE or necessarily be eligible to take the PCCE. Students who have taken the PCCE Review Course and fail the PCCE may retake the Review Course for a second time, within a one year period, for 1/2 price of current tuition rate.

Registration for this Review Course does not automatically register you to take the PCCE. You must submit a separate application to take the PCCE.

PCCE Review Course Registration Form

The PCCE Review Course is administered by API.

If anyone has any questions, they can contact Renee Sova, the Director of the Advanced Paralegal Institute by phone at 678-777-9655, via fax at 1-419-791-7802 or via e-mail at renee.sova@advancedparalegalinstitute.com.

modified 11/19/2014

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