Certified Paralegal vs. Certificated Paralegal:
What is the Difference?
A certificated paralegal is an individual who has successfully completed a formal course in paralegal studies and earned a diploma or certificate.
A Certified Paralegal (CP) is a person who has met the qualifying criteria established by a national paralegal association and completed one of their voluntary courses of study and passed their test. Certification is the process by which a non-governmental agency or professional association confers recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association.
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