Updated: Aug. 21, 2018

Limited-Time Waiver

What requirements can be waived?

An approved limited time waiver will waive the following requirements:

  • A minimum associate-level degree
  • 45 credits of core curriculum at an ABA approved law school or ABA approved paralegal program
  • Passage of the PCC Exam

Applicants with a limited time waiver may enroll in the practice area curriculum.

How do I qualify for the waiver?

To qualify for the waiver, you must provide proof that you have each of the following:

  • Passed the Certified Paralegal (CP) Exam conducted by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) or the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE) conducted by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) or the Professional Paralegal (PP) Exam conducted by the Association for Legal Professionals (NALS)
  • Have active certification as a Certified Paralegal with NALA or as a PACE Registered Paralegal with NFPA or as a Professional Paralegal with NALS
  • Completed 10 years of substantive law-related experience supervised by a licensed lawyer within the 15 years preceding the application for the waiver

Waiver Application Forms

Follow these instructions and type information using the PDF application form and supplemental forms:

Please mail or deliver your completed waiver application and payment of $150 (made payable to the WSBA) to:

    Limited License Legal Technician Program
    Washington State Bar Association
    1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600
    Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Final Deadline to Apply for a Waiver

Application for waiver due in WSBA office Dec. 31, 2023

Expiration Date of Approved Waivers

Approved waivers will expire Dec. 31, 2025


Note : Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, Bylaws and policies.