Legal Investigation Certificate Course

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Learn to assist in the process of civil and criminal investigation

Flexible 100% online class

24/7 course accessibility

Complete in just 7 weeks

Text Only format available through select partners

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About this course

This exciting course 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.

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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.

Class format

Find the right option for you

For over 40 years, CLS has provided students with flexible and effective legal education through a variety of formats catered to a busy life. 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 an option for you.

No matter which option you choose, the Legal Investigation Certificate Course offers you a high-quality education by providing the fundamental skills you will need to succeed in legal investigations.

CLS by BARBRI features the popular Legal Investigation Certificate Course in a convenient online format. This online course is accessible from the convenience of your home or office or anywhere you have internet access.

  • View the Course Syllabus
  • Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
  • Students benefit from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.
  • Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.
  • Students upload assignments directly to the course for instructor review.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent in time for the start of class.

Highly Recommended Legal Resource:

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

CLS by BARBRI features in a text-only format the same Legal Investigation Certificate Course that has been offered sine 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation. This course is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to attend the popular online course.

  • View the Course Syllabus
  • Students may begin the course at any time.
  • Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
  • Questions can be directed to the instructor via a toll-free number or by mail or email.
  • Students have a maximum of six months to complete the Legal Investigation Certificate Course.
  • Students email assignments and exams or mails them to the office for grading and feedback.

Highly Recommended Legal Resource:

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

Course details

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. 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.