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Application Now Available

The application for the October 2021 paralegal certification exam is now available on the Forms page.


Exam Cost Increase

Effective January 12, 2021, the council approved an exam increase from $80 to $100. This is to cover the increased costs associated with having the exam proctored remotely.


Emailed Transcripts Now Accepted

The Board of Paralegal Certification is now accepting official transcripts emailed directly from the school or the school’s designated transcript service. Official transcripts should be emailed here.


REMOTE PROCTORING TESTING

Due to the public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the April 24, 2021, Paralegal Certification Exam will be administered by computer using remote proctoring. Remote proctoring enables examinees to take the exam on a computer in the location of their choice under the supervision of a remote proctor using the examinee’s computer’s webcam and microphone in conjunction with our testing platform ExamSoft/Examplify. Please review the application for additional information regarding remote proctoring and system requirements.


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State Bar Journal and lawyer's handbook

Click here to view online the latest edition of the State Bar Journal.

The 2020 Lawyer's Handbook is now available for downloading on the State Bar's website.

Important Dates
Apr
24
Certification Exam
Spring Exam – April 24, 2021
Application Deadline – January 15, 2021

Fall Exam – October 16, 2021
Application Deadline – August 13, 2021
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