At Rasmussen College, the Paralegal Certificate is designed for students who already have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a career in the fast-paced legal industry. In as few as eight months, you’ll train to become a certified paralegal through online instruction rooted in real-world situations, leveraging legal-specific databases and software.1 You’ll learn a variety of areas of law—from making your impact in family law to understanding modern legal issues such as intellectual property and emerging technologies including blockchain and cryptocurrency. Rasmussen's experienced instructors ensure you gain the skills necessary for providing services in all phases of the legal system, including: drafting legal documents, identifying relevant information sources and navigating legal databases. Rasmussen's curriculum is designed to academically prepare you to sit for the National Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal Examination (CLA/CP Exam)—the cost of which is included in the program cost.2
1 Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
2 Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
See rasmussen.edu/SID for information about educational debt, earnings and completion rates.
- High school diploma, or equivalent
School Accreditation Statement
Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440.