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Q. How much does the test cost?
A. The Exam Fee is $215.00
Q. What credential can I use after I take PCCE?
A. CORE Registered Paralegal™ or CRP™
Q. What are the exam specifications?
A. The exam has two major domains: 52% of the questions focus on Paralegal Practice and 48% of the questions focus on Substantive Areas of Law. See Appendix A of the PCCE Candidate Handbook for a complete breakdown of testable areas Domain 1 includes: Paralegal Profession, Ethics and Professional Practice, US Legal System, Legal Research, Legal Writing/Critical Analysis, Communication, Law Office Management/Legal Technology, and Civil Litigation; while Domain 2 includes: Business Organizations, Contracts, Criminal, Estates/Wills/Trusts, Family, Real Estate and Torts.
Q. What do I need in order to prepare for the exam?
A. The PCCE Study Guide is $75 (plus shipping and handling) and the 8-week Online Review Course is $395. Both are available through the NFPA website. There is also a list of additional resources under the Certification Tab above. You can also sign up on the NFPA list serv or get involved with a study group.
Q. Where is the testing facility and when would I test?
A. The test is administered at Prometric Testing Centers and takes 2.5 hours to complete. The computer based exam is provided at Prometric Testing across the country. The exam is available Monday-Friday and in some locations, on Saturday. Once approved to sit for the test, candidates will schedule their preferred exam date, time and location.
Q. What is the test format? Are there any essay questions?
A. The test contains 125 multiple choice questions and no essay questions.
Q. How do I determine if I am eligible?
A. To be eligible to sit for PCCE, you must have:
Q. How will I find out if I passed?
A. Candidates will receive unofficial instant results upon completion of the exam. Official scoring runs are completed on a quarterly basis in accordance with the following schedule:
Date Candidate Tested Scores Mailed from PES
January 1 – March 31 April 11
April 1 – June 30 July 11
July 1 – September 30 October 11
October 1 – December 31 January 11
Q. Who do I contact if I don’t see my question answered above?
A. Contact the OPA PCCE Ambassador Mary VanKleeck, CRP at firstname.lastname@example.org.