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NFPA Changes to Credential Renewal Policy as of April 1, 2024

03/12/2024 12:43 PM | Melinda Devoid-Siel, RP® (Administrator)

On March 12, 2024 the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. ("NFPA") issued the following notice regarding credential renewals as of April 1:


Thank you for continued commitment to the paralegal profession as one of NFPA’s credential holders!

At the 2023 NFPA Annual Policy Meeting, as part of NFPA’s ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), the Federation passed a policy requiring that all CRP™ and RP® renewals must include one CLE hour of DEI in addition to one CLE hour of Ethics.

For comparison, current policy requires 2 CLE hours of Ethics and/or DEI for renewal. The new policy requires one CLE hour of each.

This policy will officially go into effect on April 1, 2024. All renewal applications received on or after that date will be subject to the new policy.

In order to ease the transition of this policy for you, we are offering you the opportunity to take one of our DEI CLE webinars free of charge. When purchasing one of our DEI CLE webinarsuse the code FreeDEI at checkout to receive that webinar free of charge. This code can only be used once.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at


Lisa Vessels, RP®, CP
Director of Paralegal Certification

Vermont Paralegal Organization, Inc.
P.O. Box 5755
Burlington, VT  05402-5755

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