KENTUCKY PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION
To current CKPs, thank you for all that you do! If you’re interested in being a CKP, welcome!
We’re glad you’re here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
CPK Exam Dates
June 17, 2023
Please a take a moment to review the eligibility criteria on our website at
Applying for the Exam
Please find our application here:
Free study materials for the exam can be found here: http://www.kypa.org/CKP-Exam-Study-Materials.
Each bullet is a hyperlink which will take you directly to the applicable study material.
What to Expect
You will have two (2) hours to complete the examination. The examination consists of 40 true/false or multiple-choice questions on the subject of Ethics. A minimum passing score of 70% is required to earn the Certified Kentucky Paralegal credential. Candidates are asked to demonstrate knowledge of the Kentucky Paralegal Association Paralegal Professional Standards of Conduct which include an understanding of ethical responsibilities in the performance of services provided when assisting lawyers and their clients.
Questions on the exam were permutated from these documents and all answers can be found within the material. It is important that candidates read all study guide material provided in preparation for the examination.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Beth Camic, CKP
Director of Certification 2022 - 2023
KY Paralegal Association
KY Paralegal Association Certification Committee is made up of 5 volunteers who enjoy giving back to their paralegal community. Many of us hold several positions in the paralegal community through city, state, and national organizations.
We strive to provide CKPs with efficient access to information to meet their individual needs. Please know, this time of year the demands on KPACC are great.
As a result you may experience a delay in response. Please know we will respond as soon as possible.
*CKPs may submit CLEs and supporting documentation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to their designated KPACC Committee Member.
Committee member’s will be reaching out to their CKPs soon.
Looking for credit resources?
Check out InReach, which is a KPA member benefit.
Section 9.02 of the KPA Professional Standards and Certification Program Policy also 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 GLPA, LAP, NKAP, SKAP, WKP), national paralegal associations (including NFPA, NALA), the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, or other local, state, or national paralegal or bar associations within the United States.
Another resource is the KBA's Accredited Programs search page, where you will Continuing Legal Education Reminders find a schedule of upcoming KPACC-approved webinars and on-demand programs.
CERTIFIED KY PARALEGAL RESOURCES