Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc.  

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What is Paralegal Certification?

Paralegals are able to take voluntary examinations which test their paralegal skills. Passing an examination allows them to be recognized and to further distinguish themselves in the paralegal field.  In order to take the examinations, certain requirements must be met.  Our CAP members represent three of the different voluntary certification examinations.

1.  National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) - offers the PACE Examination - Those that pass PACE are allowed to utilize the designation RP - Registered Paralegal.

2.  Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) - offers the Certified Paralegal Examination - Those that pass the OSBA Certified Paralegal Examination are allowed to utilize the designation OSBA Certified Paralegal.

3.  National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) - offers the Certified Paralegal Exam - Those that pass the NALA CP Exam are allowed to utilize the designation CP - Certified Paralegal.