Center for Continuing Studies

Advanced Paralegal Certificate

WIOA Certified

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

2019 Sessions

Cost:  $2,100

  • Oct. 21 - Dec. 6

2020 Sessions

Cost:  $2,400

  • Jan. 13 - Feb. 28
  • Mar. 9 - Apr. 24
  • May 4 - June 19
  • June 29 - Aug. 14
  • Aug. 24 - Oct. 9
Materials: Order through The Center for Legal Studies.

Alternate registrations

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

Need a payment plan?  Two easy steps:

  1. Complete a registration form (PDF), then submit it by email or mail
  2. Contact to initiate your payment plan

What is required?

  • 25 percent down-payment
  • Monthly payments 
  • Nonrefundable $30 enrollment fee

Ways to Pay:

  • Auto Debit - automatically deducts payment from checking/savings account
  • Pay via mobile apps
  • Online - log on to make a one-time payment
  • Mail a payment 
  • Online bank payment  through your bank's online bill pay service

Contact: Angela Olson