Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal Certification Credential

Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal Certification Credential

Credits Available for credentials issued September 2013 through August 2018

Note: As of September 2013 all examinees take the same exam

  • American Legal System - U.S. Government (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Civil Litigation - PLG 105: Civil Procedures (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Civil Litigation II (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Contracts for Paralegals (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Critical Thinking (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Introduction to Business/Professional Communications (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Legal Ethics - PLG 301: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Legal Research and Writing - PLG 210: Legal Research and Writing (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Legal Terminology (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Uniform Commercial Code and Business Organizations (3 credits, lower division level)

Credits Available for credentials issued September 2010 through September 2013 and covering the Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, and Real Estate elective portions

Note: Other exams were given during this period with examinees choosing from a menu of elective portions; this credit recommendation is for an exam with the above elective portions - different elective portions will require a separate evaluation

  • American Legal System - U.S. Government (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Case Analysis & Reasoning (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Civil Litigation - PLG 105: Civil Procedures (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Civil Litigation II (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Critical Thinking (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Family Law - PLG 320: Family Law (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Human Relations and Interviewing Techniques (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Introduction to Business/Professional Communications (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Legal Ethics - PLG 301: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Legal Research and Writing - PLG 210: Legal Research and Writing (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Legal Terminology (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Real Property - PLG 314: Real Estate Law (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts - PLG 215: Wills and Probate (3 credits, lower division level)

Issuing Agency

The National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals

Applying for the Credit 

Submit a Credential Credit Application to apply for the credit.

  • Charter Oak students: Log into the Acorn Student Portal and look in Student Self-Service / Student Forms.
  • Non-Charter Oak students: Contact the PLA Office to request a Credential Credit Application.