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CP Exam

Established in 1976, the CP (certified paralegal) program is the nation's premiere certification procedure for paralegals. Today, over 11,000 have earned the use of this professional designation and the CP program is recognized throughout the United States as a means of identifying competent paralegals.

The Certifying Board for Paralegals is responsible for the content, standards and administration of the CP Program.

Graduates of all academic programs at National Paralegal College are eligible to sit for the CP Exam.

Please see the NALA website to learn more about the CP program.

CP Review Course

National Paralegal College offers a two-month review course to prepare students and alumni for the CP Exam. The review course starts approximately two months before each examination date.

Review Course Examination Application Deadline
October 31 - December 23, 2016 January 2017 December 1, 2016
March 6 - April 28, 2017 May 2017 April 1, 2017
July 3 - August 25, 2017 September 2017 August 1, 2017

The review course is taught by an NPC attorney/instructor who is experienced not only in the subject matter covered on the exam, but also in general test preparation techniques for exams such as the SAT and the LSAT.

The following texts, which can be ordered from NALA or from other online booksellers, will be used for the review course:

CLA Review Manual

Certified Paralegal Review Manual
Fourth Edition

Cengage Learning
ISBN-13: 978-1285162584
2014, paperback, 607 pages

CP Study Guide and Mock Examination

CP Study Guide and Mock Examination
Fifth Edition

Cengage Learning
ISBN-13: 978-1285193243
2014, paperback, 130 pages

The review course is available to all NPC students and alumni. There is no additional tuition cost, but purchase of books is required.

To register, please call the NPC office at (800) 371-6105.