Paralegal Association of
The Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE)
The development of PACE was overwhelmingly approved by NFPA delegates at the mid-year meeting in 1994. The delegates envisioned that such an exam could become a standard to guage the competency of experienced paralegals. The PACE program launched in 1996.
The PACE was developed by the NFPA in conjunction with a professional test development firm and is administered by an independent test administration company. The exam tests concepts across a variety of practice areas at a national level rather than state specific concepts. It is offered at multiple locations on numerous dates and at various times. The PACE offers the profession a national standard of evaluation.
As an experienced paralegal the PACE is a means to:
Eligibility requirements and the Application Handbook are available here on the NFPA website.
The current exam fee is $225 for NFPA members and $250 for non-members. Additionally there is a non-refundable application fee of $25 . Candidates have 90 days from the date their application is accepted to take the exam.