Certified Paralegal Review Course – Summer 2017

Course Cost: Only $290!  This course includes five afternoons of instructor-led review with guidance and feedback on practice essays and simulated test questions.  Students must separately register, and pay, for the exam directly with NALA.  Students in this review course can then take the exam at Phoenix College on special, designated testing days.  This special testing opportunity is for students in this review course only. 


This review course will help prepare you for the Certified Paralegal (CP) exam offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).  The course covers all required areas of the exam.


There are two simple steps to preparing for the exam:


  1. Register and pay for this review course with Phoenix College.

  2. Register and pay the examination fees for the Certified Paralegal exam directly with NALA before NALA’s published deadlineEveryone must do this. Visit NALA’s website at www.nala.org for details.  Click here for NALA’s application and for information on the application process. 


The course is open to everyone.  Paralegal students at Phoenix College must be completing their program in July/August of 2017 to be eligible to take the exam.  Those students will need a signed waiver from the Program Director. 

The course meets at Phoenix College Downtown from 12:30-5:30 pm: 07/29/17, 08/05/17, 08/12/17, 08/19/17, and 08/26/17.


Students are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop to do the in-class exercises.  The classroom has electrical power at every seat and wireless Internet is available, although you do not need Internet access during the course.


The exam is conducted over two sessions held on 09/09/17 and 09/16/17 from 12:00-5:30 p.m.  Students must attend BOTH days of the testing.


Review Course Material:


The textbook for the course is the Certified Paralegal Review Manual, 4th edition.  To save money, we recommend that students rent a version of the 4th edition – either ebook or hard copy – whichever you prefer.


To rent the 4th edition of the ebook, go to: http://www.cengagebrain.com/shop/search/9781285162584.  Do not rent it until a couple weeks before the class starts so that the rental period does not expire before the exam is over.


If you want to rent the hard copy, check your favorite textbook rental source, like Amazon.com or chegg.com

The ISBN for the hard copy of the 4th edition is: 978-1-285-16258-4


Purchasing the book is expensive and you will not need it again after you pass the exam.  Save yourself some money and rent the book.


Another text, commonly referred to as the "Study Guide," we do not recommend that you purchase. Both the 4th and 5th editions cover material that appears to also be obsolete and that is no longer tested.  Skip the “Study Guide.”


To register call 602-223-4050, Monday-Thursday, 8:00-5:00, and tell them you would like to register for the Summer 2017 non-credit class number 16200 - Certified Paralegal Review.  Payment is due upon registration. For more information email us at: paralegal@phoenixcollege.edu and include your student number in any email message.


Phoenix College Downtown · 640 N. First Avenue · Phoenix, AZ  85003