Online sessions begin June 24, 2024. ENROLL NOW! Call 1-800-522-7737, email [email protected] or click here to contact us.

Online sessions begin June 24, 2024. ENROLL NOW! Call 1-800-522-7737, email [email protected] or click here to contact us.

Take the first step:
Paralegal Certificate Course©

Are you looking for a challenging career in a growing market? Paralegals provide essential assistance to lawyers, corporations, and other organizations, and they have established themselves as a crucial part of the legal system.

Now is the time to invest in your future, and start your career as a paralegal professional, and we can help

Are you ready to enroll?

The Paralegal Certificate Course© offers you a high-quality education by providing the fundamental skills you will need to succeed in today’s world of paralegal professionals.

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Train to be a skill Paralegal with CLS

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase 10% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than the national average. A career as a paralegal could offer you an opportunity to work in a variety of industries:

  • Law office
  • Local, federal and state government agencies
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Court system
  • Real estate
  • Corporate office
  • Non-profit organization

With the Paralegal Certificate Course©, the opportunities are endless. This course will provide you with the training you need to be job ready. 

How it works:
Our partner schools

We offer legal studies courses in partnership with over 150 accredited colleges and universities nationwide. The curriculums are updated by CLS to remain current and on pace with the newest trends in the legal industry, and are available in a variety of formats to serve every type of learner.

Watch our informational webinar!

  • Learn more about the Paralegal Certificate Course©
  • Career growth and earning potential
  • Our accredited college and university partners
  • Course pricing and payment options
  • Course materials and textbooks
  • Instructor and peer/student interactions
  • How the online course works

View our recorded webinar

Learn about the coursework, learning outcomes and
answers to frequently asked questions

Paralegal Certificate Course© Webinar – This session was recorded on June 10, 2021 and mentions a June 28 start date. Our upcoming session are always open for enrollment and start every 8 weeks.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to take CLS courses?

CLS courses are designed for adult students and are taught on a college level. Minimum requirement to take any of our courses is a high school diploma or GED and 18 years of age prior to enrollment.

Do I have to be a paralegal or law student to take CLS courses or buy course materials?

No. Anyone can take CLS courses provided they have basic education. Please bear in mind that this is a college-level course and students are expected to perform accordingly.

Is the Paralegal Certificate Course© offered by CLS approved by the American Bar Association?

No. In our opinion, there is no need to seek the approval of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) for any paralegal course of study. Our opinion is apparently shared by the vast majority of paralegal programs since most paralegal programs are not ABA approved. The ABA is a voluntary association of lawyers, and recognizing this, only about half of all practicing lawyers are members of the ABA. Not even all law schools have sought ABA approval.

In our three decades of experience in training and educating paralegals, we have never had one of our graduates contact us and tell us that he or she was not interviewed, or employed as a paralegal by a lawyer or law firm because he or she graduated from our course as opposed to an ABA approved course. Our course is sponsored by well-known academic institutions, which are held in high national esteem, so most students actually prefer a Paralegal Certificate from a nationally known and respected school like the University of Arizona or Auburn University rather than a private, proprietary “Paralegal Institute” which may have paid a large sum of money to receive ABA approval. We have found that our lack of ABA approval has not impacted the job opportunities of our graduates.

Our partner schools

We work with over 150 accredited colleges and
universities across the country to issue our certificates.

Select your school of choice at enrollment.

I had a great experience with CLS. Well-organized content, accessible instructors, engaging coursework. Overall a great experience.

— Adam S.

CLS allowed me to get my certificate from the comfort of my own home and I loved that I could choose which main university the certificate would be coming from as well. Thank you for the positive experience!

— Anna I.

I was very impressed with the course content, knowledge and availability of the professor and pace of the course. Definitely recommend CLS!

— Jodi B.

The feedback from the online instructors and the CLS administrative staff was excellent! This was one of the most important factors for me since it is an online program. The online element of the CLS program is convenient, efficient and, to an certain extent, personalized to fit anyone’s particular needs.

— Josh M.

I enjoyed the CLS program because it was flexible, practical, and educational. All objectives were clearly laid out each week and I learned so much from all the reading and assignments. You work hard for your grades and it definitely pays off.

— Melanie R.

The online courses are great and convenient. They are perfect for someone working part or full-time.

— Brian H.