NALS offers a variety of certification opportunities for its members and others in the legal profession.


Accredited Legal Professional

One way to demonstrate your preparedness for the demanding field of law is by becoming an ALP. This designation is awarded after passing a four-hour, three-part examination. Attaining this goal demonstrates your commitment and aptitude for succeeding in the ever-changing legal environment.


Professional Legal Secretary / Certified Legal Professional

How do your skills compare with the hallmark of a professional? PLS® and/or CLP® is the designation for lawyer’s assistants who want to be identified as exceptional. Certification is received after passing a one-day, four-part examination which demonstrates not only dedication to professionalism but acceptance of the challenge to be exceptional. Personal motivation is necessary to attain such a goal. 


Professional Paralegal

Are you looking for a way to establish your credentials nationwide as a Professional Paralegal? Established in 2004 at our members request, the Certified PP designation is an attainable goal for paralegals who wish to be identified as exceptional in all areas of law. The certificate is received after passing a one-day, four-part examination.

For more information, contact Certification Director Theresa Marchese, PLS or NALS Certification Page.