Legal Investigation Certificate Course

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Advance your career as a legal advisor in civil and criminal investigations

Flexible 100% online class

24/7 course accessibility

Complete in just 7 weeks


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Become a legal investigator

The Legal Investigation Certificate Course from CLS by BARBRI is designed to teach legal investigation to those interested in pursuing a new career, or those presently working in the legal field who want to assist in background investigations for legal cases. Additionally, those who work on insurance claims or financial collections, or HR professionals who do background research, will find value in this course.

Upon successful course completion, you will be qualified as a criminal investigator to assist attorney’s, paralegals, governments insurance companies, and private businesses in the process of civil and criminal investigation.

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

Legal Support Courses Informational Webinar — This session was recorded on March 24, 2021 and may mention timely information. Our courses are open enrollment and start every 8 weeks.

Legal training on your terms

Find the right option for you

For over 40 years, CLS by BARBRI has provided students with flexible, affordable, and effective legal education through formats catered to busy professionals. All formats are designed and updated to remain on pace with the current industry and are taught by working professionals. Whether you prefer to learn 100% online around your schedule, or at your own pace via our Text Only format, we have a training option for you.

95% of students agree that CLS by BARBRI courses are on pace with the current industry

Learn anytime, anywhere. The interactive platform offers 24/7 course access to course materials plus with video and printed tutorials. 

Discussion forums and a built-in email tool facilitate easy communication with your instructor and peers​​.  

Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information. Complete weekly assignments to help you stay on track​​.

  • New sessions start every 8 weeks
    • We offer 6 sessions per year.
  • 24/7 course access
    • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent via email prior to the start of class.
  • Student support
    • CLS by BARBRI provides ongoing administrative and technical support for all students.

Review the Online Legal Investigation Certificate Course syllabus to learn more.

Highly Recommended Legal Resource:

  • WESTLAW legal research access. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information. Order online

This option is available through select partner schools to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to take the course in other formats.  

Ideal for students who do not have access to a computer or the internet, the Text Only format is a printed version of the online course and requires only the printed lesson material sent along with your textbooks. 

  • Start anytime
    • Enroll today and you have a maximum of 12 months to complete the course.
  • Completing assignments
    • Mail or email assignments to CLS by BARBRI for grading.
  • Student support
    • Questions may be directed to the instructor via a toll-free number or email.

Review the Text Only Legal Investigation Certificate Course syllabus to learn more.

Highly Recommended Legal Resource:

  • WESTLAW legal research access. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information. Order online
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About Wagner College

The Wagner Plan incorporates our longstanding commitment to the liberal arts, experiential learning and interdisciplinary education with our geographical location and enduring bond with New York City.

Comprehensive knowledge and skill-building

Learning outcomes

Our Legal Investigation Certification Course covers a variety of subject areas, including arson investigation, employment accidents, product liability investigation, investigation of financial and equity matters, and professional malpractice and negligence. Learn more.

Career outlook

Start a new career or increase your earning potential with the most effective and complete legal education. At the end of the course, you will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation Learn more.

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 requirements to take any of our courses are a high school diploma or GED, and to be 18 years of age prior to enrollment.

Can I get financial aid?

Traditional financial aid (Pell grants, Stafford Loans, etc.) usually do not apply to these courses due to their continuing education status. Please view our Payment Options information to explore possible options.

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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.