Examination Requirement

There are three examinations that must be taken to qualify as an LLLT: 

Paralegal Core Competency Examination

The PCC exam tests the foundational knowledge that students learn in the LLLT Core Curriculum. It is administered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). 

When should I take the PCC Exam?
You can take the PCC exam any time before applying to take the practice area and professional responsibility examinations.

If I have a limited time waiver, do I have to take the PCC Exam?
No- if you have passed one of the examinations that qualify for the limited time waiver, you do not have to take the PCC exam. 

Practice Area Examination

The Practice Area Examination tests your knowledge of the practice area in which you will become licensed. It lasts four-and-a-half hours and has multiple choice, essay, and performance test components. 

Upcoming exam: Aug. 29, 2016
Application deadline: July 15, 2016
Application materials: Application and Instructions for Practice Area and Professional Responsibility Exams


When should I take the Practice Area Examination?
You can apply to take the Practice Area Exam after completing all education requirements and the PCC exam. If you have a limited time waiver, you can apply to take the practice area exam when you have completed the practice area education.  Exams are held in late Winter and late Summer each year on the same date as the Professional Responsibility Examination.


What study resources are available for the Practice Area Exam?
The LLLT Board has developed a study guide for the Family Law Practice Area Exam.

Will I be licensed as soon as I pass the Practice Area Examination?
No; after passing the practice area examination and the professional responsibility examination you must apply for licensure. 

Professional Responsibility Examination

The Professional Responsibility Examination tests your knowledge of the LLLT Rules of Professional Conduct. It lasts 90 minutes and consists of 40 multiple choice questions. 

Upcoming exam: Aug. 29, 2016 
Application deadline: July 15, 2016
Application materials: Application and Instructions for Practice Area and Professional Responsibility Exams


When should I take the Professional Responsibility Examination? 
You can apply to take the Professional Responsibility Exam after completing all education requirements and the PCC exam. If you have a limited time waiver, you can apply to take the Professional Responsibility exam when you have completed the practice area curriculum.  Exams are held in late Winter and late Summer each year on the same date as the Practice Area Examination.


What study resources are available for the Professional Responsibility Exam?
The LLLT Board has developed a study guide for the Professional Responsibility Exam

See APR 28 Regulation 8 for more details on the examination requirements.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Final Deadline to Apply for a Waiver
Application for waiver due in WSBA office Dec. 31, 2016

Expiration Date of Approved Waivers
Approved waivers will expire Dec. 31, 2018

Information for Prospective LLLTs

Requirements for LLLT licensure

Core Curriculum

Education requirements for prospective LLLTs

Practice Area Curriculum

Find out what courses you'll need to take to become an LLLT.

Limited Time Waiver

Learn how certain LLLT requirements may be waived if you have previous legal experience.

Experience Requirement

Questions?

Please send questions to LLLT@wsba.org 
or call 206-727-8289.