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An Educator's Guide to the ALP Exam

 

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An Educator's Guide to Preparing for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) Exam

Quick Links: About the ALP Exam | Exam Resources | Study Tools for Examinees | Paper Registration | Online Exam Registration | Exam Fees

 

 

To sit for the exam, you must have completed one of the following:

  • Completion of an accredited business/legal course,
  • Completion of a NALS Legal Training Course, or
  • One year of general office experience. 

The Exam Covers

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

 

Please review ALP Exam: Content Details 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. For more information regarding the recertification process, please click here.

 


 

Exam Resources

Books Needed for NALS Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) Exam

  • NALS Basic Manual for the Legal Professional, 14th Edition
    • ISBN: 9780314631657
    • Brand: Thomson West
    • Ordering Methods: 1-888-728-7677 | ONLINE
    • Hardbound and eBook

Additional Resources for Educators - Student Study Guides 

  • NALS Basic Manual for the Legal Professional, 14th Edition, Student Study Guide
    • ISBN:9780314631329
    • Brand: Thomson West
    • Ordering Methods:ONLINE
    • DISCLAIMER:This edition of the Student Study Guide was designed as a teaching resource for use alongside this edition of the Instructor's Manual. Should an individual wish to purchase a student study guide, they may do so, however, please note that no answer key accompanies this guide.
  • NALS Basic Manual for the Legal Professional, 14th Edition, Instructor's Manual
    NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY STUDENTS, AVAILABLE FOR INSTRUCTORS ONLY.
    • ISBN:9780314631312
    • Brand: Thompson West
    • Ordering Methods:To order, please contactDan Johnsonat Thomson Reuters.
  • NALS Advanced Manual for the Legal Professional, 14th Edition, Student Study Guide
    • ISBN:9780314642974
    • Brand: Thompson West
    • Ordering Methods:ONLINE
    • DISCLAIMER:This edition of the Student Study Guidewas designed as a teaching resource for use alongside this edition of the Instructor's Manual. Should an individual wish to purchase a student study guide, they may do so, however, please note thatno answer key accompanies this guide.


  • NALS Advanced Manual for the Legal Professional, 14th Edition, Instructor’s Manual
    NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY STUDENTS, AVAILABLE FOR INSTRUCTORS ONLY.
    • ISBN:9780314642967
    • Brand: Thompson West
    • Ordering Methods:To order, please contact Dan Johnsonat Thomson Reuters.
  • NALS Advanced Manual for the Legal Professional, 13th Edition
    • ISBN:9780314644923
    • Brand: Thomson West
    • Ordering Methods: 1-888-728-7677 |ONLINE
    • Pricing: Hardbound Book and eBook Available -98.00*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Study Tools for Students + Examinees

 

Flashcards

 

Study Hall 

An online feature for members. The online study hall provides various study materials in an array of mediums (e.g., video, podcast, etc.) to supplement the material presented in the BMLP. 

 

NALS Study Hall Live Series 

Online legal training and exam preparation courses hosted by NALS education task force, S.A.G.E.S. The online classes are free to members and teachers may use these courses to supplement coursework. 

 

Mock Exams

 



Paper Exam Registration

Please begin the registration process EARLY. This will ensure your students receive the maximum number of benefits. 

 

 

Step 1

Step 2


 

 

  • Currently, students, who register for the ALP Exam, will receive a free, one-year membership.
  • Submit the completed applications to membership@nals.org and cert-edu@nals.org. Please include both email addresses with your application submission.
  • Each application must include name, home and school address, phone number and email address. Please make sure the hand writing is legible.

 

 

  • After your students' memberships are approved, they will have access to student-level discounts for our products and certification exams.
  • Your students will need to register for the exam online. The links to our online applications are available here [box in the middle of the page]. 
  • Your students must enter their testing location and the name of their proctor. 
  • If your school is remitting a purchase order (PO), please have your students select "Check/Money Order" upon check out. This invoice will be consolidated into one invoice under the name of the institution or instructor. The invoice with the student's name will disappear from the system. 
  • Once your students' exam applications are approved, the exam registration confirmation(s) and testing materials will be mailed to your attention via UPS. The instructor's email address will be included on the shipping and tracking updates via UPS. 

 

 

 


   



 

 

The Online Exam Process

Watch and Learn the Process

 

 Test Taker FAQ | How to Take an ID Photo I ID Photo Violations

 

Step-by-Step

 

ALP Step OneIf your application is approved by the NALS Certification/Education Manager, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed to the online ALP Exam. These instructions will include login information for the online exam portal and detailed instructions on how to access the online exam. This email will also include the number of days you have to sit for the exam. You may sit for the exam at any time in that window, day or night. Once you decide when to sit for the online exam, you will need: a reliable internet connection; a quiet room, free of distractions; and a webcam.

 


 

Step 2

 

 

After you receive the exam confirmation email from NALS, you will receive a link to the online exam portal and your login/password information. After downloading the necessary software, the online proctoring system will require each examinee to show a valid ID, scan their surroundings and take a photo of their face to verify identity.

 


 

Step Three

 

 

After your identity has been established, you will be able to take our online exam. 

You will navigate to your specific exam and take it like you normally would.  

  


 

Step 4Your exam session is reviewed and recorded (screen, audio and webcam) by third-party, unbiased certified proctors. Results of the exam reviews are delivered directly to our organization including the screen, audio, and webcam recording. If anything appears suspicious during the exam process, the video will be flagged and reviewed by the National Certifying Board and the National Certification and Education Manager.  

 

 


  

Step Five

 

You will receive your results immediately upon completion. If you pass the exam, you will receive your certificate in the mail. If you fail any parts of the exam, you will be able to retest online

 

 

 


Online Exam Application & Registration

Apply and register for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) Exam by clicking on the links below. We offer the ALP each month of the year!  

 

2019 ALP Exam Sessions


Examination Fees

Initial Fees

  • Full-Time Student$75
  • NALS member$100
  • Nonmember$125
  • Military$75

Proctoring Fee- $45.00 (online only)
Paid directly to service provider

Retake Fees – 1 part

  • Full-Time Student$40
  • NALS member$40
  • Nonmember$50
  • Military$40

Proctoring Fee- $45.00 (online only)
Paid directly to service provider

Retake Fees – 2 parts

  • Full-Time Student$50
  • NALS member$75
  • Nonmember$100
  • Military$50

Proctoring Fee- $45.00 (online only)
Paid directly to service provider

 

Payment Options
 

NALS accepts cash, check and credit card payments for the ALP Exam and associated products [i.e. study aids, flashcards, etc..]. If your school issues a purchase order (PO), the exam test period[e.g., May 2018, March 2019, etc..], instructor's name, and the number and name(s) of the student(s) sitting for the exam must be listed.

 

Please note payment must be remitted, in full, before the results of the exam session are released to the institution, instructor or student. Therefore, we strongly urge all institutions of academia to pay for the exam(s) with a company credit card. 

 


 

 

 
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