Interested in the Paralegal or Advanced Paralegal courses? Enroll now to secure 2021 pricing! Click here to learn more.

Interested in the Paralegal or Advanced Paralegal courses? Enroll now to secure 2021 pricing! Click here to learn more.

Take the next step:
Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course

Are you a paralegal looking to stand out in a competitive field, increase your earning potential and grow your career?

Our advanced paralegal training is your way to gain skills and competency and make critical contributions to your organization.

Are you ready to enroll?

When you successfully complete at least six of the sixteen advanced topics, you’ll be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Completing both the Paralegal Certificate Course© and Advanced Paralegal Certificate Courses provides comprehensive training and skills. Those two parts in combination meet the requirements of the California Business and Professional Code 6450.

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Grow your paralegal career with our advanced training

The paralegal profession is a rapidly growing field, and comprehensive training can help you differentiate. If you are a paralegal professional, our Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course is your next big career step.

There is no shortage of need for skilled and educated paralegal professionals. It’s important for you to stand out and broaden your knowledge. Learn more about this online course. 

Course topics do not have to be taken in any particular order, and topics include:

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • eDiscovery
  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property Law
  • Victim Advocacy 
  • Water Law

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.

You are invited to join us:
Wednesday, December 16 8pm CT

  • Learn more about the Paralegal Certificate Course©
  • The history of The Center for Legal Studies
  • How the online course works
  • Instructor and peer interaction
  • Paralegal career outlook
  • Course tuition, materials & textbooks
  • How to enroll in an upcoming session
  • 15 minutes dedicated to Q&A

View our recorded webinar

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

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course Webinar — This session was recorded on May 28, 2021 and mentions a June 28 start date. Our courses 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?

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

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Is the Paralegal Certificate Course© offered by The Center for Legal Studies approved by the American Bar Association?

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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.