Paralegal Certificate Course©
This intensive, nationally acclaimed course is designed for both beginning and advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Complete the course in two consecutive seven-week sessions (to receive a certificate, both sessions must be successfully completed). Students may begin their study with any online session offered. Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion and 9 continuing education units (CEUs).
Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
Advanced topics in specialized facets of contemporary law build on the paralegal certificate course. Students choose six of the 15 advanced paralegal course topics to complete the requirements. Each course topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Students may take up to three topics during a seven-week online session, and topics do not have to be taken in any particular order. Those who successfully complete at least six advanced topics will be awarded a certificate of completion and 27 continuing education units (CEUs).
Successful completion of the paralegal and advanced paralegal certificate programs prepares you for the Paralegal CORE Competency Exam™ (PCCE), offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). Those who pass this exam are certified through NFPA and may display the CRP™ designation after their name.
REQUIRED BOOKS/MATERIALS – Paralegal Certificate Course©
Westlaw Student Subscription
Introduction to Paralegalism, 8th edition - ISBN 978-1-285-44905-0
Paralegal Certificate Course Workbook-Golden: The Center for Legal Studies, 2010 by Margaret J. Kirk. ISBN 978-0-615-33356-4
Legal Document Preparation Manual for the Paralegal Certificate Course, 2013 ISBN 978-0-9637248-4-7
A Uniform System of Citation - Harvard Law Review, Twentieth Edition. ISBN 9780615361161
Paralegal Career for Dummies - 2nd Edition by Scott A. Hatch and Lisa Zimmer Hatch. ISBN 978-1-119-56491-1
Federal Civil Rules Booklet - 2019 Edition. ISBN 978-1934852378
Recommended, But Not Required – Oran’s Dictionary of Law
All books are available for student purchase from Legal Studies office by calling 1-800-522-7737 or online at www.legalstudies.com.
Our Online Partners: Course Policies
Noncredit courses offered by our online partners are not eligible for the early registration discounts or ASA, Purchase College student, employee, or alumni discounts. Each partner has its own cancellation and refund policies (School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education policies do not apply). Please contact the provider directly for information on course cancellations and refunds.