The 2018 Certified Paralegal examination will consist of two required sections taken in the following order:
The Knowledge Exam will consist of multiple choice questions covering the following topic areas: U.S. Legal System, civil litigation, contracts, coporrate/commercial law, criminal law and procedure, estate planning and probate, real estate and property, torts, professional and ethical responsiblity.
The Knowledge Exam will be administered on-demand, year-round at testing centers with preliminary result reporting upon completion.
Candidates must successfully complete the Knowledge Exam in order to be eligible to take the Skills Exam.
The Skills Exam will consist of a written assignment.
The Skills Exam will be administered during four testing windows each year: February, April, July, and October.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF BOTH THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS EXAM IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE CERTIFIED PARALEGAL CREDENTIAL.
CFPA's CP Exam Testing Center Registration
2017 TESTING CENTER INFORMATION
September Testing Window TBD
Once you have registered with NALA for the exam, NALA will provide you with a confirmation and log-in to access the test online.
Then, you must registered below with CPFA to use our testing center.
When both those steps are completed, the Testing Center Director will contact you by Email with a location details including parking and room information. This Email will be sent 10 days prior to the first test date.
Registration deadline for the CFPA testing center is the same as NALA deadlines -- the first day of the month before the examination window, and late registration deadline by the 10th of the month before the exam window.
Testing Center Rules
1. Each examinee must register and pay for the CP Examination with NALA prior to arriving at the Testing Center. 2. Each examinee is subject to Testing Center fees as indicated below. 3. Each examinee must register for the Testing Center with NALA and CFPA by the NALA deadlines as posted on their website at: http://nala.org/ex-overview.aspx. 4. Each examinee must arrive prior to testing for registration. A. Photo ID of the examinee must be provided at the time of registration. B. Students must also provide school ID or proof of current enrollment in a law-related program at the time of testing or graduation within the previous semester. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 5. Once the test has begun, no one will be admitted into the Testing Center. 6. No personal belongings may enter the Testing Center. A. Purses may be left at the front of the room with the Proctor. 7. Absolutely no electronic devices will be allowed in the Testing Center. This includes cell phones, E-readers, laptops, flash drives, any computer storage device, calculators, etc. 8. For the purposes of registering for the CP Exam with this Testing Center, the term "Student" is defined in the same manner as defined by NALA. SeeNALAunder Student Waiver for details.
Testing Center Fees: $60 for members and students (ID Required)
$80 for non members
Entire 2 Day Testing (per day charge of $30/$40)
Testing Center Policies
1. Online PRE-Registration is REQUIRED. You may NOT register by mail or in person the day of the examination. 2. Complete the online form below. All fields are required. 3. The form will not generate a receipt for you. Confirmation of your registration will come within 24 hours to the Email address you provide. If you do not get a confirmation Email, please contact TESTING to confirm that your registration was received. It is the responsibility of the examinee to obtain registration confirmation. Failure to confirm registration with CFPA may result in not being admitted to the Testing Center on the day of the examination. 4. Online registration will close at the NALA deadlines. Ex:
Jan Testing Session - Registration Deadline Dec 10 May Testing Session - Registration Deadline April 10 September Testing Session - Registration Deadline August 10
As such, you MUST BE registered for this Testing Center in order to be admitted to the Testing Center on your test date. 5. If you are registered for only the second test date, you must either (1) show up and register with the rest of the examinees on the first date of the testing window or (2) contact TESTING at least two (2) business days prior to your exam date to make arrangements for late registration on your test date. You may not simply show up at the test time on the date and assume you will be admitted to the testing center. 6. If you are unable to attend a testing session for which you have registered, you must contact TESTING within two (2) business days of the test date. Rescheduling your testing session is at the discretion of NALA - NOT CFPA! 7. A test that is rescheduled can only be rescheduled at this testing center during the times indicated above. If you are unable to attend, or if it is the last test period that was missed, you may have to make arrangements at another testing center. If such is the case, additional testing center fees may be incurred. This testing center is not affiliated with any other testing center and fees for this center are not transferrable to another testing center.
1. You must register in advance to have your NALA CP Exam administered at our facility. 2. Complete the online registration form below. 3. It is your responsibilty to register and confirm that your registration was received. 4. Registration isNOT COMPLETE until: (1) Registration through NALA is completed; (2) Registration with CFPA is completed; AND (3) Email confirmation is sent to the Email address you provide on the registration form below.