Certified Paralegal Review Course: Spring 2020


Course Cost: Only $295!  This course includes six afternoons of instructor-led review with guidance and feedback on practice writing assignments 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 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 NALAEveryone must do this. For NALA’s application and information on the application process, go to: http://www.nala.org/certification/certtest3


The review course is open to everyone.  Paralegal students at Phoenix College that are completing their program in May of 2020 can apply early and receive the student discount.  You must apply before you graduate to receive the student discount.  After you graduate, you are no longer considered a student.  Also, you must be COMPLETELY done with every course in your degree/certificate by the end of May. If you are still taking any classes needed to graduate after May of 2020, then you cannot take the test in May of 2020 but instead will take it during the next testing period.


The exam consists of two portions:  Knowledge Exam (multiple choice/true-false type questions over several substantive legal areas), and; Skills Exam (a written exercise).


The review sessions for the Knowledge Exam will meet from 12:00-5:30 pm on the following days: 5/16/20, 5/23/20, 5/30/20, 6/6/20, 6/13/20.  The Knowledge Exam will be administered from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on 6/20/20.  Examinees receive their pass/fail results immediately upon completing the Knowledge Exam.  NALA requires examines to pass the Knowledge Exam before they can take the Skills Exam.  Examinees that do not pass the Knowledge Exam can retest for that portion after 90 days.  The Skills Exam will be from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 7/18/20.


For those that pass the Knowledge Exam on the morning of 06/20/20, a review session for the Skills Exam will be held from 12:30-5:30 that same day (06/20/20).  In the review for the Skills Exam, students will learn about the structure and strategy for taking the Skills Exam. Over the following four weeks, those that will be taking the Skills Exam will work independently doing several practice skills assignments that they will submit online via Canvas to the faculty for review and feedback.  This will help them practice and prepare for the Skills Exam.


The location for the course will be at the Phoenix College Center for Health Excellence, 3144 N 7th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013, Lower Level, Room H006.


Review Course Material: The textbook for the course will be NALA's Certified Paralegal Exam Fundamentals book.  For ordering information, go to: http://bit.ly/NALACPBK

REGISTRATION BEGINS March 15, 2020. Call 602-285-7222, Monday-Thursday, 8:00-5:00, and tell them you would like to register for the Spring 2020 non-credit class number 15888 - 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.