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Certification Journal Overview
This feature will allow individuals to track continuing legal education (CLE) hours to be used toward obtaining a CLE Award, recertification of a NALS certification, or obtaining or recertifying a Specialty Certificate. The Certification Journal may be found by navigating through the following steps:
Once you have reached the Certification Journal tool, you will see two tabs underneath the instructions language—one for "Certification/Programs" and one for "Journal Entries." An explanation of each tab is below for reference:
Journal Entries Tab
The "Journal Entries" tab will show all certification entries listed in your membership record, such as exam scores, individual CLE session credits, etc. To add credit hours to your certification journal, click "Add Entry" and follow the on-screen prompts. If you have a scanned copy of your CLE certificate, you can upload that too, if you wish. Below are step-by-step instructions for adding CLE credits to your journal:
If you currently hold a NALS certification, CLE Award, or Specialty Certificate:
Individuals who hold more than one certification, award, or certificate with different expiration terms for each will only need to submit journal entries once. When submitting your recertification or renewal application(s), please filter and view your credits by date, type, etc. and print/email a transcript which shows CLE sessions earned during the validity period of your certification, award, or certificate.
The "Certifications/Programs" tab will show you a listing of certifications that you have completed or are working towards. Once your journal entries have been approved, a new line item will appear (i.e., Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Professional Paralegal, CLE Award, etc.) along with a summary of the expiration dates, number of credits earned, etc. Once the required hours have been obtained for each program you are working toward earning/renewing, you may submit your applications for recertification, CLE Award, or Specialty Certificate. A transcript of your CLE hours will be required. Below are step-by-step instructions for printing/emailing a transcript:
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