Overview of Paralegal Certification

Paralegal Certification, Credentialing, Licensing and Having a Paralegal Certificate

This is frequently a source of confusion. In short:

See also the American Bar Association's document on this topic. (PDF)

Paralegal Certification Through NFPA

Each state's regulations are unique and employers' requirements vary widely due to the many kinds of work that paralegals can do.  So how do you make yourself stand out as an exceptional paralegal?

One way is by earning a credential which is widely recognized in the field.  NFPA offers two credentialing exams:

Certification  Fees

· NO REFUNDS will be provided on any application or fee except in the case of an error on the part of NFPA in accounting or administrative processing.