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The Certified Paralegal Certification (CP®) Program

The Certified Paralegal Certification Program establishes and serves as a:

              • National professional standard for paralegals
              • Means of identifying those who have reached this standard
              • Credentialing program designed to strengthen and expand paralegal career development
              • Voluntary program to encourage a high level of achievement

The Certified Paralegal credential has been developed to recognize paralegals who have demonstrated knowledge and skill to provide competent assistance in the delivery of legal services for lawyers, law offices, corporations, or governmental agencies in the United States. 

The CP credential is a prestigious indicator to clients, potential clients, employers, and the public at large that the paralegal professional has proficiency in the legal services field. 

The CP credential has been awarded to more than 7,000 paralegals since 2019.

Click the link to learn how you can become a NALA CP: NALA Certified Paralegal

Contact SDPA NALA Liaison Director, Kristine Custodio Suero, at

Mailing Address:

501 W. Broadway, Suite A-220
San Diego, CA 92101

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