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Why should I become a NC Certified Paralegal?

Learn about the many benefits of becoming a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal.

How To Get Certified

Everything you need to know about how to get certified - qualifications, forms, costs, important dates, and information about the certification examination.

Forms and Documents

Forms used in the application process and documents explaining the paralegal certification program can be accessed from this page.

CPE Courses

To maintain certification, certified paralegals are required annually to complete certified paralegal education. You can search for approved courses on this website.

Renewing Certification

Find out about the fees, CPE requirements and deadlines for certification renewal, and the renewal process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the North Carolina State Bar paralegal certification program.

Designations for Certified Paralegals

Paralegals certified by the North Carolina State Bar may use special designations.

Helpful Links

Links and contact information for national, state, and regional paralegal organizations.

The Plan for Certification of Paralegals

The Plan for Certification of Paralegals is located in Subchapter G of the North Carolina State Bar's Rules and Regulations.

Retired Status

Certified paralegals who have retired from the workforce may now petition the board for retired status.