PACE/PCCE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Maryland Association of Paralegals typically offers PACE and/or PCCE Scholarships through its generous vendors.  Eligibility requirements for the scholarships include:

  1. All MAP scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, sex or age.
  2. Those interested must provide a letter certifying that you are eligible to sit for PACE or PCCE and that you will sit for the exam within one year.
  3. The winners will be chosen by a drawing.
  4. Scholarships will be offered for each Exam in an amount up to $350.  Please Note:  The amount to be paid to the scholarship applicant will cover only the actual cost of the Application and Exam Fees, a Study Manual and non-expedited S&H charges, incurred by the applicant.

Announcements about the scholarships will be published on our events pages, in our calendar, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as The Docket, our e-newsletter. Questions about the scholarships can be emailed to a board member at any time. Visit our Contact page at http://www.mdparalegals.org/contact.html for a listing of the Board of Directors and other volunteers.


Eligibility Requirements to Sit for PACE
  • An associate degree in paralegal studies obtained from an institutionally accredited and/or ABA approved paralegal education program; and six (6) years substantive paralegal experience; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in any course of study obtained from an institutionally accredited school and three (3) years of substantive paralegal experience; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree and completion of a paralegal program with an institutionally accredited school, said paralegal program may be embodied in a bachelor’s degree; and two (2) years substantive paralegal experience; OR
  • Four (4) years substantive paralegal experience on or before December 31, 2000.

Eligibility Requirements to Sit for PCCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject, plus a paralegal certificate; no experience or CLE required, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies; no experience or CLE required; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject, no paralegal certificate; 6 months experience and 1 hour of ethics taken in the year preceding the exam application date, OR
  • Associate’s degree in paralegal studies; no experience or CLE required, OR
  • Associate’s degree in any subject, no paralegal certificate; 1 year experience and 6 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics taken in the year preceding the exam application date , OR
  • Paralegal certificate from a program that meets or exceeds the requirements set forth in NFPA’s Short Term Paralegal Program Position Statement;1 year experience and 6 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics, taken in the year preceding the exam application date, OR
  • High school diploma or GED; 5 years experience and 12 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics, taken within the 2 years preceding the exam application date.

 

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility requirements, please email at certification@paralegals.org.