How to Prepare for your Paralegal Certification Program

Professional certification has become the standard of excellence that many paralegals strive for and that many employers demand. Becoming a certified paralegal makes it clear that you have no intention of getting lost in the crowd.

For many, earning a recognized credential is a sound investment and a great way to distinguish yourself from your colleagues. Holding a Paralegal certification can provide credentials allowing advancement in your career, take on more complex tasks to assist lawyers in all types of matters.

Paralegal Programs

Certificate programs take approximately 5 months to complete in both in-class and hybrid program settings. At Altrain Assisting Academy, we offer morning and hybrid courses 3 hours per day Monday – Thursday.

Basic courses in all programs will cover the legal system, business law and contracts, researching for law, writing and communication, document preparation, and more. Some programs include family law, trust administration and probate litigation or other special areas in the basic curriculum.

The primary competencies that are taught are communication and interpersonal skills, technologies for the legal field, organizational and research skills, and the knowledge to assist attorneys within the legal system.

Whichever program you choose, all of them should prepare you to take the exam to complete your certification.

Preparing for the NALA CP Exam:

The Altrain Assisting Academy Paralegal Program qualifies under Category 1(e)

The exam through NALA offers provide a standardized assessment of a paralegal’s skills and knowledge. As a result, it has become one of the primary ways prospective employers, court systems, clients and colleagues can evaluate a paralegal’s competence at a glance. In fact, the certification offered are universally recognized credentials in the paralegal profession since there are no other official uniform standard from state to state.

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