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CLA Review Course
CP/CLA Review Course
State College of Florida offers a CP/CLA review course at its Bradenton Campus.

Detailed Class Information:
Professional Responsibilities - 11238 - PLA 2950 - VC1
Associated Term: (contact SCF)
Levels: Credit
Bradenton Campus
Standard Lecture Schedule Type
3.00 Credits

For more information, please view the syllabus on the SCF website.
Please log on to the SCF website to register for the course.

NALA Eligibility Requirements for the CP/CLA Exam

You must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible to take the CP/CLA Exam:
  • Graduation from a paralegal/legal assisting program that is:
    • Approved by the American Bar Association; or
    • An Associate Degree Program; or
    • A post-baccalaureate certificate program in paralegal/legal assistant studies; or
    • A bachelor's degree program in paralegal studies; or
    • A paralegal program which consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours (900 clock hours or 90 quarter hours), of which at least 15 semester hours (225 clock hours or 22.5 quarter hours) are substantive legal courses

  • A bachelor's degree in any field plus one year's experience as a paralegal. Successful completion of at least 15 semester hours (or 22.5 quarter hours or 225 clock hours or equivalent CEU hours) of substantive paralegal courses will be considered equivalent to one year's experience as a paralegal; or

  • A high school diploma or equivalent plus 7 year's experience as a paralegal under the supervision of a member of the bar, plus evidence of a minimum of 20 hrs of continuing legal education credit completed within the 2 years immediately preceding the examination date.
Additional information on the CP/CLA examination, as well as application forms are available from:

NALA, Inc.
7666 East 61st Street, Suite 315
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 587-6828 or
E-mail: Marie Greninger, Director of Administrative Services/Certification

NALA Testing :

In September 2010, the Certified Paralegal Exam moved to computer based testing. Information describing the new process, released by the NALA Certifying Board, can be found on the NALA website: www.nala.org/cert-section-forms.aspx

  • Examination Date: January 1-31
  • Application Filing Deadline: December 1
  • Late Application Filing Deadline (with $25.00 late fee): December 10
  • Examination Date: May 1-31
  • Application Filing Deadline: April 1
  • Late Application Filing Deadline (with $25.00 late fee): April 10
  • Examination Date: September 1-30
  • Application Filing Deadline: August 1
  • Late Application Filing Deadline (with $25.00 late fee): August 10