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The Paralegal CORE Competency Exam is one of the two main forms of credentialing offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). Intended for professionals at the beginning of their careers, it recognizes a mastery of basic paralegal topics and responsibilities, and a commitment to ongoing skill-building.
After attaining PCCE certification, paralegals are recognized as a CORE Registered Paralegal and can use the acronym CRP in official correspondence.
PCCE certification requires sitting for a two and half-hour exam consisting of 125 multiple-choice questions. Of these, 52 percent pertain to paralegal practice while the remainder cover substantive areas of law. In order to sit for the exam, you must have an appropriate combination of education and experience, typically a bachelorís or associateís degree, and either a paralegal certificate or at least six months of professional experience. Detailed requirements can be found on the NFPA website.
After passing the exam, your certification is valid for two years. Following that, to recertify, you must demonstrate that you have completed a minimum 8.0 hours of approving continuing legal education, include 1.0 hour of ethics training.
NFPA PCCE Courses
Earning PCCE Credits Online
Completing approved webinars is one of the best ways to earn credits toward your PCCE recertification. If you canít take time away from your responsibilities to attend in-person training, Lorman Education Servicesí programs give you the best of both worlds Ė a world-class education and the chance to interact with others in your field, without having to travel. We host dozens of webinars every month covering topics of interest to paralegals in all fields of law. Some recent training programs have included:
- Paralegal's Guide to Evidence: Gathering, Protecting and Spoliation
- Advanced Contract Administration for Paralegals
- New Rule 502: Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Limitations on Waiver
You can find these PCCE courses and more in our OnDemand archive, which consists of previously recorded webinars as well as other self-study training programs. Browse archived courses today, or check out our current catalogue of upcoming live training programs.
Why Training Is Important
At Lorman Education Services, we believe professional certifications such as PCCE are best when complemented by useful, insightful continuing education. Having achieved PCCE certification, you are already well-positioned to advance your career. Our webinars and OnDemand PCCE courses give you additional skills that can help you explore new areas of practice, manage risk more effectively and ultimately be more competitive when applying for promotions or new jobs. For ambitious professionals, PCCE certification can open doors and help you take your career to the next level.
Start Taking PCCE Courses Today
To date, more than 1.4 million professionals have taken continuing-education programs at Lorman Education Services. Our live webinars and self-study courses are a convenient way to earn PCCE credits online. Register for an upcoming class, download or stream archived content or purchase an annual All-Access Pass to start training today.