Forms and Documents
Application for Paralegal Certification (Check back for 2021 application)
- You MUST include your CPID Number at the top of the form on both sides.
- Applications for recertification will not be accepted more than 60 days prior to your renewal date.
- If you are returning your recertification application more than 45 days past your renewal date, you must also include the $25 late fee. Applications submitted more than 90 days past your renewal date will not be accepted.
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.
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.