Forms and Documents
The certification form can be accessed through the State Bar’s member portal. To access the application, applicants must create an account through the online portal; if you are a returning applicant, you may log into the portal using the same information associated with your prior application (your CP number is your username). All fees associated with the certification process may be paid through the portal. If you have issues with the portal or if you need to make other arrangements for submitting your application and/or payment, please contact the Paralegal Certification Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recertification form can be accessed through the State Bar’s member portal. To access the application, log into the portal using the same credentials used to log into the prior certified paralegal membership site (your CP number is your username; you may reset your password through the portal if needed). All CPE/CLE courses attended may be uploaded through the portal’s recertification application, and all fees associated with the recertification process may be paid through the portal. If you have issues with the portal or if you need to make other arrangements for submitting your application and/or payment, please contact the Paralegal Certification Program at email@example.com.
Certified paralegals who have retired from the workforce may now petition the board for retired status. If granted, retired status allows a certified paralegal to hold him or herself out as a “North Carolina State Bar Retired Certified Paralegal.”
You can petition the board for inactive status based on financial hardship, illness, disability, or active military duty for you or your spouse. This inactive status would last for a period of one year, with the requirement that you must either petition the board to remain inactive each year, or file a renewal application to seek reinstatement to active status.
Application for Designation as a Qualified Paralegal Studies Program
Qualification as a paralegal studies program under the Plan for Certification of Paralegals does not constitute an approval or an endorsement of the program by the Board of Paralegal Certification or the North Carolina State Bar.
Sponsor's Request for Approval of a CPE Activity
Paralegal's Request for Approval of a CPE Activity
CLE/CPE Certificate of Attendance and Teaching Credit for Paralegals
NC Certified Paralegal - A Primer for Attorneys
NC Certified Paralegal - A Primer for Paralegals
Powerpoint presentation on NC Certified Paralegal program