Renew your CRP ™ or RP ® Credential

Renew your CRP ™ or RP ® Credential

Click here to view the RP® Credential Renewal application

Click here to view the CRP™ Credential Renewal application

Click here to apply for Emeritus Status

Click here to apply for a credential renewal extension

The Renewal Candidate shall:

  • Submit the Renewal Application between sixty (60) and one hundred and eighty (180 days) of the renewal deadline. Renewal candidate must complete and agree with the Renewal Application. Any application that is late or found not to be in compliance will be denied. Applications that are less than sixty days past the renewal date are eligible to submit a retroactive extension application and pay the associated late fee. Applications exceeding sixty days past their renewal date are not eligible for renewal.
  • Verify you continue to meet the Character and Fitness Requirements.
  • Verify you agree to the Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Verify you agree to the Credential Limited Licensing Agreement. 
  • Attest that you have reviewed all of the Renewal Guidelines contained within the FastTrack procedures and attest that the information and documentation provided meets these requirements under penalty of perjury.
  • Provide all supporting documentation at the same time as the Renewal Application including the NFPA-approved CLE certificates and copies of any approved extensions. 
  • Complete the Renewal Application process in advance of the deadline to renew. 
  • Pay the renewal fee of $50 at the time the Renewal Application is submitted.
  • Pay an Extension Request fee of $15 and submit the Extension Request Form IN ADVANCE of the deadline to renew, if the application will not meet the renewal deadline. If the renewal application is not received or approved prior to the deadline to renew, a $15 fee will be assessed as a late fee. Additionally, the applicant will be required to submit a Retroactive Extension Request to bring the expired credentials into compliance before any application to renew may be considered. The extension request form can be found here
  • Respond to any requests by the Renewal Coordinator, Certifications Manager, the Vice President and Director of Paralegal Certification within thirty (30) days of the request. Failure to respond to the Reviewer or failure to provide the requested information or documentation within thirty (30) days of the request, will result in the application being denied. An exception may be awarded, if the applicant notifies NFPA that there were extenuating circumstances; such as hospitalization, active duty service, or a death in the immediate family, by providing additional verifying documentation. 
  • A “completed application” means all of the required documentation has been submitted, including the application, attestation, qualifying CLE certificates, paying the application/renewal fee, any approved extensions, and responding to any questions, outstanding issues or requests for additional documents by the Renewal Coordinators that may impact impacting the audit of the application.

Questions about renewing the credentials should be directed to the certifications@paralegals.org 

Audit of Renewal Submissions

Renewal Applications will be approved if they are not out of compliance/expired. The applications are subject to a random audit to verify the submission documentation and information provided. Staff will assign 5% of the applications to a Reviewer to confirm the application and documentation meets NFPA guidelines. The Reviewer will review the documents and information submitted as part of the completed application verifying the information and documentation meet NFPA guidelines. If the application and supporting documents do not meet NFPA guidelines, the applicant will be given thirty days to cure the deficiency or the application will be denied and the credentials will be revoked. No extensions will be granted to cure any deficiencies identified on a completed application.  

Renewal reminders

As a courtesy, NFPA sends renewal reminders to the email address on file. Some email servers may block reminder emails from NFPA’s reminder system. However, obtaining the required CLE credits and completing the Renewal Application process before the renewal deadline is the responsibility of the individual. 

Failure to receive a reminder from NFPA is not a valid reason for an individual to miss their renewal deadline. Missing a renewal deadline by more than sixty (60) days will result in Revocation of the Credentials. 

It is the obligation of each credentialed paralegal to notify NFPA of any address changes or changes in contact information within thirty (30) days of such change.  

National Paralegal Reporter, NFPA, PACE Registered Paralegal, RP, PACE, the PACE design logo, NFPA - The Leader of the Paralegal Profession and the NFPA design logo are all Registered Trademarks/Service Marks of NFPA; NFPA - Your partner in your profession, PACE - The Standard for Excellence, Paralegal CORE Competency Exam, PCCE, PCC Exam, CORE Registered Paralegal, CRP and PCCE design logo are Trademarks/Service Marks of NFPA. Corporate Sponsor logos and CLE provider logos used with permission. Site content © copyright 2020 National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. except where noted otherwise. Interested in republishing content from this website? Download our Reprint Permission Form. (PDF) Links to other organizations are provided solely as a convenience and do not constitute an endorsement by NFPA unless specifically indicated. By clicking a link to an external web site you acknowledge that NFPA assumes no responsibility for the content of that site or any service it may offer. View our privacy statement.
image widget