Advanced Paralegal Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Legal Assistant/Paralegal. 220302


PLEASE NOTE: University of Arizona Continuing and Professional Education will no longer be able to process new workforce-funded registrations for this program beginning July 10, 2024. If you have already started the funding request process, please contact the University of Arizona at to discuss next steps.

A. Course Objective: Building on the popular Paralegal Certificate program, the fully online Advanced Paralegal Certificate provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law.

The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will deepen your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your marketability. 

To complete the Advanced Paralegal Certificate, you will take six Advanced Paralegal courses. Each course is offered in a seven-week online session (see direct website link below for start dates). You may take 1-3 topics per session, in any order. You will have one year to complete your six Advanced Paralegal courses.

The six courses included in the Advanced Paralegal Certificate are:

  • Advanced Legal Research

  • Business Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Family Law

  • Victim Advocacy

Learn More:

Total Course Hours: 270 clock hours
Total Weeks: 52

Course provided by: CLS by BARBRI

Competencies to be achieved: Specialized knowledge and skills relevant to support roles in the legal field such as Paralegal or Legal Secretary; certificate of completion from the University of Arizona office of Continuing & Professional Education.

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
Tuition: $3,000
Books and Materials: $752
Total: $3,752

C. Books and materials: $752

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition): 

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E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification: 
Name: Jo Ann Sanders                
Phone number: 520.626.5091

F. Direct Website link to the program:

G. Additional Information 

Prerequisites: This is an advanced program designed for those who have completed a Paralegal Certificate program. Those who are new to the Paralegal field should complete a Paralegal Certificate before starting the Advanced Paralegal Certificate program. You can learn more about Paralegal Certificate program here:

Background Check Requirements: Background check may be required for specific employers/roles.

H. Refund Policy:

I. Credentials:

  • Industry Recognized:  Yes (Local – Pima County and other local courts, as well as other local employers)

  • Stackable: No

  • Career Pathway: Legal support roles such as paralegal, legal assistant/secretary

  • Portable:  Yes – Paralegals are in demand nationwide.

  • Accredited Curriculum: No


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

Combination of Education and Course(s)


University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)


Local WIB


Type of financial aid offered or have access to

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Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


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Out-of-State/District Tuition


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Demand Occupation(s)

23-2011.00Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$24.79 per hour
43-6012.00Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
$21.82 per hour

Provider Status



1600 E Idea Lane, Tucson, Arizona 85713

Phone Number

(520) 626-5091

Web Address

Last Updated

Jul 10, 2024


Apr 08, 2021


Jun 30, 2024

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