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ONLINE CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS

UPDATE – The State Bar continues to test the new online portal, including the paralegal certification application process, and expects to make the portal accessible soon.  Applicants will be given ample time to complete the certification application online when the portal is made available, and the Board plans to extend the deadline associated with the April 14, 2022 certification cycle as appropriate; specific dates for the new deadlines will be published on the website.  


ONLINE RECERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS

UPDATE – The State Bar continues to test the new online portal, including the paralegal recertification process, and expects to make the portal accessible soon.  Certified Paralegals with a January 1, 2022 recertification date will be given ample time to complete the recertification process online when the portal is made available, and the Board plans to extend the deadline associated with the January 2022 recertification cycle as appropriate; specific dates for the new deadlines will be sent by email and published on the website.  Until then, please remember that Certified Paralegals are considered certified until lapsed by the Board.  Please continue to check your email and the website for updates.


 

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Important Dates
Oct
25
Certification Exam
Spring Exam – April 23, 2022
Application Deadline – February 15, 2022

Fall Exam – October 15, 2022
Application Deadline – August 14, 2022
Jan
1
March 15th - $25 Late Fee Added
April 1st – Certification Automatically Lapses
Jul
1
July 1 Annual Renewal Deadlines:
August 15th - $25 Late Fee Added (the late fee has not been waived and is currently due)
October 1st – Certification Automatically Lapses