Written by Erin Stalcup for World Education
So many jobs require certifications now. Most of them are necessary. They help show management that you are educated in your field and have had the appropriate amount of training for the job. Not only are certifications required for medical jobs, IT work, and skilled trades now, but also a plethora of other specialized jobs like fitness coaching, administrative work, business management, and paralegal jobs. While some of these certifications are not required to get a job, many places prefer you have some form of certification and it assures you get paid a proper salary for the amount of education and training you have put into your career.
The American Bar Association (ABA) defines a paralegal as:
A person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
As you can imagine, being a paralegal is much more than being an administrative assistant of a legal office. They handle very detail-specific work that requires extensive knowledge of the legal system, so naturally paralegal jobs have a certification to make sure they are up to date on all that there is to know regarding paralegal work. Today we are going to talk about paralegals and a certification created by NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants).
The NALA Certification exam is the only National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited paralegal certification program. NALA not only provides certification for paralegals but also provides current information about the paralegal profession, offers continuing education (publications, courses, and webinars), contains many networking opportunities, has occupational survey reports, and other publications to help paralegals excel in the workplace.
World Education, LLC, offers a Paralegal Certification course that prepares you for the NALA Certification Exam. This is an entry-level program that allows anyone with or without prior experience to prep students to sit for the NALA Certification exam. No degree or high school diploma is required. You will also get an exam voucher that will pay for your exam once you have successfully completed our program.
World Education does their best to help you succeed by providing not only education but also have interactive learning opportunities, such as activities, games, and flash cards, to make the learning process more engaging.
VIsit our website for more information on the cost and length of the Certified Paralegal Program today!