Experience Requirements for Paralegal Certification

As an alternative to meeting the educational requirements, you may instead be eligible based on work experience if you meet ONE of these requirements:

  • Worked as a paralegal for at least 4,800 hours in the five years preceding your application
  • Taught full-time for at least three years in an approved paralegal studies training program

If applying for the paralegal program under the experience requirements, you must apply by May 29, 2020, or within two years of establishing residency in Wisconsin, whichever is later.

Other Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma (or GED equivalent)
  • Three hours of approved continuing paralegal education or continuing legal education in legal ethics and professional responsibility during the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application