NC State Bar Paralegal Certification

The NC State Bar deems graduation from an ABA approved program, such as CPCC's, to be satisfaction of the educational requirements to sit for the North Carolina Certified Paralegal exam. If a paralegal program is not ABA approved, students must be sure that it is otherwise qualified by having successfully applied to the Board of Paralegal Certification.

Which is to say that the NC State Bar recognizes the quality and value of ABA approved programs without requiring any further proof.

You can review the ABA requirements and approved programs here.

Information on how to choose a paralegal education program can be found on the website of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Learn more about becoming a North Carolina Certified Paralegal at the NC State Bar's website.

Students may take a combination of traditional, hybrid, and online courses; however, students are required to take at least ten semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction. Please note that the Paralegal program currently only offers LEX 110, LEX 170, and LEX 280 online.

Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.