Paralegal: Advanced Applications Certificate
Penn Foster Career School

Program Details

Interested in law, interviewing, or civil litigation? Penn Foster offers an Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate where students can study various paralegal concepts. The Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate introduces principles of tort law, employment, international, and environmental law, interviewing techniques and much more.

Through a step-by-step series, students engage in learning Advanced Paralegal Applications. Students must obtain a high school diploma or GED to qualify for this program. After acceptance, the course materials are sent to the student and they are ready to begin. It is beneficial for students interested in this program to have experience, either work related or educational, in core paralegal concepts.

Part of the paralegal profession includes interviewing skills. Students participate in identifying the objectives and ethical considerations of interviews and the information gained during the interview. Students apply principles of tort law and learn the fundamentals of the legal system. In an introductory course, students exercise real property law as it applies to modern real estate practice.

If interested in pursuing an Associates Degree, graduates of this program may receive 23 credit hours towards an A.S. in Paralegal Studies at Penn Foster.


  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

Penn Foster Career School is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).