North Carolina Certification

The North Carolina State Supreme Court adopted the Plan for Certification of Paralegals on October 6, 2004.  The North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification began accepting applications on July 1, 2005. Please visit if you have questions about certification or about your certification.

NOTE:  North Carolina certification is not a function of the North Carolina Paralegal Association.  If you wish to apply for certification or have questions about your certification, contact the NC State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification through the link above.   


National Certification

The National Association of Legal Assistants offers two credentials - the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal credential, and an advanced credential - the Advanced Paralegal Certification - for those who have already obtained the CLA/CP credential.  Visit the NALA sites below for more information on these opportunities.

The National Association of Legal Assistants' Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal Program

NALA's Advanced Paralegal Certification Program