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Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) Exam Details
 
One way to demonstrate your preparedness for the demanding field of law is by becoming an Accredited Legal Professional (ALP). This certification is awarded after passing a three-part examination. Attaining this goal demonstrates your commitment and aptitude for succeeding in the ever-changing legal environment. The ALP exam:
  • demonstrates ability to perform business communication tasks;
  • gauges ability to maintain office records and calendars;
  • measures understanding of office equipment, computer terminology, and related procedures;
  • denotes aptitude for understanding legal terminology, legal complexities, and supporting documents;
  • appraises knowledge of law office protocol as prescribed by ethical codes.

The Exam Covers

PART 1: Communications
PART 2: The Law Firm: Legal Procedures and Knowledge
PART 3: Legal Ethics and Authority

 

Please review NALS Resource Manual for a detailed list of exam content. 

Examination Guidelines

All three parts of the examination must be taken on the first attempt. If you do not pass the entire examination on the first attempt, you may retake the examination parts you did not pass. All failed parts must be retaken at the same time. There is a two year limit in which to retest.


Those passing the exam will receive a certificate which is valid for five years. The ALP is eligible for recertification if, after the initial 5-year certification period, the certified ALP has obtained 50 hours of CLE.
 
A completed Recertification Application (Online), $50 fee, and copies of education certificates or documentation are submitted to the NALS Resource Center prior to the expiration of the current five-year certification period. For more details about recertification requirements, please click here



 
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