The Paralegal Institute offers an opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of a position in the Paralegal field by offering a Paralegal Certificate program. We also offer Paralegal Continuing Education programs that can help you keep that competitive edge as you pursue advanced career opportunities.

Once you, as the student, successfully complete the courses outlined below, you will be eligible to sit for the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) Certification Exam.


We offer open enrollment within our paralegal programs, thus you may register at any time. We give you up to one year to complete the Paralegal Certificate program. However, completion of the Paralegal Certificate program depends solely on the study schedule you set for yourself. We recommend that you maintain a consistent submission of lessons.

Course Outline

What courses are in the Paralegal Certificate program?

The following courses are included in the Paralegal Certificate program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Paralegal Certificate program has a total of 21 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
LGS 100 Paralegal Today 3 Credit Hours
LGS 108 Legal Research 3 Credit Hours
LGS 208 Legal Analysis and Writing 3 Credit Hours
LGS 110 Litigation and Trial Practice 3 Credit Hours
LGS 206D Business Organizations 3 Credit Hours
LGS 301 Torts: Personal Injury Litigation 3 Credit Hours
LGS 107 Contracts 3 Credit Hours

*California requires 24 credit hours to fulfill the educational requirements for a Paralegal. If you are inquiring from California, or plan to work in California, you can add one of these courses to your Diploma:

  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Property
  • Immigration Law
  • Trust, Wills, Estates
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Social Security Disability

Each course is $195 per credit hour.

Tuition & Fees

The total price for The Paralegal Institute’s Paralegal Diploma program is $4,745.

Total Tuition $4,095
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $550
Total Sales Price $4,745

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full pay a total program price of $4,445. Save $300!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to the release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

The programs at The Paralegal Institute@Brighton College are approved for Veterans benefits. The Paralegal Institute@Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1-800-354-1254 for more information.

Program taught in:
  • English

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