In order to maintain your certification, you must:
- Renew your certification every two years; renewal materials are due by June 30 of your renewal year
- Pay the nonrefundable $75 annual recertification fee by June 30 of each year after the date of your
- Meet the continuing education requirements
- Meet the employment/paralegal practice requirements
- Not be ineligible for certification or recertification (as explained below)
- Remit proof verifying that the continuing education requirements and employment/practice requirements have
been met, together with such recertification forms as may be directed by the program registrar
Continuing Education Requirements
To maintain your paralegal certification, you must complete at least 12 hours of approved continuing paralegal
education or continuing legal education (including at least two hours of legal ethics and professional
responsibility) during each two-year reporting period.
Approved continuing education must be:
- Approved as such by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners
- Offered as continuing paralegal or legal education by:
- The American Bar Association
- Approved state or national law-related organizations
- National or state paralegal associations
- Accredited educational institutions
- Federal or state regulatory or governmental authorities
You may also fulfill the contining requirement by completing one credit from a qualified paralegal studies
program during each reporting period (earning at least a “C” grade).
Continuing Education Reporting Period
The reporting period for a paralegal certified in an even-numbered year will end on June 30 of each
even-numbered year following the year of initial certification.
The reporting period for a paralegal certified in an odd-numbered year will end on June 30 of each
odd-numbered year following the year of initial certification.