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I want to start this email off with a huge "THANK YOU" to all our members patience through this past year in regards to the certification portion of our profession. We have been working behind the scenes to make sure that in the years to follow this process is easier and more efficient for current CKP's, new CKP's and those wanting to become CKPs.

With that said, in years past the Spring exam would have already come and gone; however, with all the new changes we pushed it out to to the end of June.

The exam will be offered online on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Per usual we will have a review session that will be offered at 10:00 a.m. that morning for those wanting to join (as a CKP myself, this review session is a MUST if you want to do the best you can on this exam).

If you are interested in taking the exam, please complete your application and email it to me no later than Wednesday, June 22, 2022. This allows us time to review and get you on the roster. Once you are approved to sit for the exam a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to Saturday, June 25, 2022 to move forward.

All materials for the exam including the application are located under the Certified KY Paralegal tab on the Kentucky Paralegal Association website. Scroll to the bottom to Certified KY Paralegal Examination. Each bullet point is a link.

Lastly, I know this is a bit short notice for those who have not already studied, gotten their application ready, etc. No worries!! We offer a Fall Exam as well and it is always offered in conjunction with the KPA's Annual Conference in November. It will be offered online as well.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week and feel free to reach out to me with any questions. My direct contact is

Thanks so much,

Mary M. Nichols, CKP

2021-2022 Director of Certification


PURPOSE The purpose of the Kentucky Paralegal Association’s Certified Kentucky Paralegal Program is to implement Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.700 for paralegals in Kentucky by establishing a procedure for paralegal certification, which will promote competence and high standards of professional responsibility, including the Kentucky Paralegal Association’s Paralegal Professional Standards of Conduct. This is accomplished by setting minimum training, work experience, and education requirements for eligibility to be a designated Certified Kentucky Paralegal. The ultimate purpose of this self-regulation program is to improve the quality of legal service in Kentucky and make it more readily available to the public. Certification of qualifications and commitment to high professional and ethical standards by paralegals will lead to appropriate recognition of the substantial and essential contribution paralegals make to the provision of legal services in Kentucky.

QUESTIONS:  If you have additional questions regarding the KPA's Certified Kentucky Paralegal Program, please contact the Kentucky Paralegal Association Certification Committee (KPACC) directly at POLICY:  View the KPA's Professional Standards and Certification Program Policy HERE.

OFFICIAL CKP ROSTER:  For verification of Certified Kentucky Paralegals in good standing, please contact KPACC at 


Section 9.02 of the KPA Professional Standards and Certification Program Policy lists KPACC-approved CLE sponsors and many offer free or low-cost webinars. In addition to the Kentucky Paralegal Association, KPACC-approved CLE providers include any sponsor conducting activity approved for CLE credit by a local paralegal associations within Kentucky (including GLPALAPNKAPSKAPWKP), national paralegal associations (including NFPANALA), the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, or other local, state, or national paralegal or bar associations within the United States. A list of additional CLE providers is posted on the KPA website. Another resource is the KBA's Accredited Programs search page, where you will find a schedule of upcoming KPACC-approved webinars and on-demand programs. 


Kentucky Paralegal Association
P. O. Box 2675
Louisville, Kentucky 40201-2675 

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