Center for Continuing Studies

Advanced Paralegal Certificate

WIOA Certified
MN Deeds WIOA

These classes build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course offered by St. Cloud State University.  Your study and concentration on specific facets of contemporary law gives you a competitive edge that can increase your salary and marketability.

What you can expect

  • To complete six of seven-week Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate from St. Cloud State University.
  • That due to significant homework requirements, you may not take more than three topics per seven-week session. 
  • You'll spend at least 45-50 hours reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course.
  • To interact through an online forum.
  • To email assignments and exams to your instructor for critique and grading. 

What you earn

Successful graduates earn a certificate of completion from St. Cloud State University, and a certificate of course hours completed from The Center for Legal Studies.

Available courses

  • Advanced legal research
  • Alternative dispute resolution (mediation)
  • Victim advocacy
  • Real property law
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law
  • Bankruptcy law
  • Family law
  • Water law
  • Estate planning
  • Business law and practices
  • Intellectual property
  • Immigration law
  • Education law
  • Criminal procedure

2018 and 2019 sessions

  • Oct. 15 - Nov. 30
  • Jan. 14 - March 1
  • March 11 - April 26
  • May 6 - June 21
  • July 1 - Aug. 16
  • Aug. 26 - Oct. 11

Cost: $1,800 for 2018 session

Cost:  $2,100 for 2019 sessions

Materials: Order through The Center for Legal Studies.

Alternate registrations

  • 800.522.7737, and pay by credit card
  • 320.308.4723 or 320.308.6100, and pay by check
  • Complete this form (PDF)

Need a payment plan?

  1. Complete a registration form (PDF), then submit it by email, mail or fax
  2. Make a 25 percent down-payment and arrange monthly payments
Contact: Angela Olson