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.
I wanted to let you know that we’ve added an additional exam date for 2022. We now have two
remaining exam dates before the end of the year:
Note: Each exam is held by Zoom. A free 1 hour review session is offered at 10:00 a.m. est the
morning of each exam.
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
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
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.
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 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. 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.
CERTIFIED KY PARALEGAL RESOURCES