Center for Continuing Studies

Advanced Paralegal Certificate

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

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2021 Sessions

Advanced Paralegal Course

Cost:  $2,400

  • Aug. 23 - Oct. 8
  • Oct. 18 - Dec. 3
Materials: Order through The Center for Legal Studies.

Alternate registrations

  • 800.522.7737 to pay with credit card
  • Complete this form (PDF) to pay by check / invoice / purchase order
Interested in a payment plan?
  • Click Register Online above
  • Add the course to your cart
  • At checkout click on “Learn More”
  • Answer a few questions (under 2 minutes)
  • Select a payment plan or
  • Register and pay with credit card
Contact:  Tammy Anhalt-Warner