PACE® NFPA® Study Materials
The PACE Study Manual provides an overview of the five domains covered on the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam. The 6th Edition is available directly from the publisher, Omnipress, and can be ordered from the NFPA website. The 6th edition, like the 5th, includes mini-chapters on bankruptcy, corporate law, intellectual property, family law, and other areas tested in the current exam. NFPA has also updated the existing chapters, and completely re-written the Intellectual Property chapter. A corrected Table of Contents for the 5th Edition of the PACE Study Manual is available by clicking here. If you have an older edition, be assured that it will assist you in preparing for the exam. As always, candidates are encouraged to consult other source materials as well as the Study Manual while preparing for the exam, regardless of which edition of the Studay Manual is used.
Cost: $75.00 plus shipping and handling.
API and PEG PACE Review Courses
The Advanced Paralegal Institute ("API," a/k/a American Institute for Paralegal Studies - "AIPS") and the Paralegal Education Group (PEG) each offer NFPA-approved online review courses for the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE).
The API course runs for seven weeks, and includes a brief pre-course orientation to familiarize students with the software used by API. API courses are taught by paralegal instructors through computer-mediated distance learning. Students may communicate with instructors or classmates around the clock from their home or office computer. A mock PACE exam will be administered at the conclusion of the course. Additional informaton and the registration form can be found on NFPA’s website. For more information, click here.
API Review Course: $395
The PEG course runs for eight weeks, and includes unlimited access to all course materials, which consist of video lectures, content outlines, virtual classroom sessions, and hundreds of practice exam questions with interactive feedback and assessment. Students in this course will also have around the clock access to the PEG paralegal faculty for additional support, questions, and individualized consultations. Additional information and the registration form can be found on NFPA's website.
PEG Review Course: $189
Completion of either course does not guarantee passage of PACE or eligibility. The courses' textbook is the PACE Study Manual. Please allow time for purchase and delivery of the Study Manual before beginning the Review Course.
The 2017 on-line review course dates are:
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Additional API courses may be added if sufficient interest is expressed.
Online Practice Exam
This one-time online practice exam, available through NFPA, contains 100 sample questions. The program will advise you of your total score. This great study aid will help you assess your overall knowledge of the material covered on the exam. NFPA does not, however, guarantee that if you pass this practice exam that you will pass PACE.
Cost: $50 (Do not access this exam if you are taking the on-line PACE Review Course.)
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