Online Paralegal
Certificate Program

In choosing a certificate program, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all. The Berkeley College Online Paralegal Certificate Program offers several options designed to match each student’s individual goals.

All options consist of a series of seven-week online courses that align to the legal areas essential to the role of a working paralegal. Through case studies, discussion board participation, legal research assignments and assessments, students are able to prepare for their role in the legal profession through Berkeley College’s Online Paralegal Certificate Program.


Elective Paralegal Certificate: 9 credits, Cost: $2,500

Three Elective Courses (3 credits each)

Core Paralegal Certificate: 18 credits, Cost: $3,995

Cost per courses: $740


  • LAW1100 Introduction to Law (3 credits)
  • LAW1110 Contract Law (3 credits)
  • LAW2200 Professional Responsibilities and Legal Ethics (3 credits)
  • LAW2210 Legal Research and Writing (3 credits)
  • LAW2215 Torts (3 credits)
  • LAW2230 Civil Litigation (3 credits) 

Advanced Paralegal Certificate: 27 credits, Cost: $6,495

Cost per course: $740.00

The six Core Courses (18 credits) + three Elective Courses (9 credits)

Berkeley College’s Online Paralegal Certificate Program focuses on the important competencies that are required in the paralegal field. These include the effective use of technology and legal databases, which paralegals utilize in the legal profession. Throughout the certificate program, students are taught the knowledge and practices, which comprise the foundation of the profession by faculty with specific relevant experience. Essential to the profession is a comprehensive knowledge of legal research techniques as well as the ability to prepare written legal documents. In addition, the certificate program explores specific areas of the law in order to prepare students for a position in this exciting and growing area.

The Online Paralegal Certificate Program is offered through Berkeley College Online®.

The Core, Advanced and Elective Paralegal Certificates will be offered each semester: Fall, Winter and Spring.

Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this certificate program. There is a short registration form, but no formal acceptance process.

Legal Electives

  • LAW2225 Real Property Law
  • LAW2235 Immigration Law
  • LAW2240 Family Law
  • LAW2250 Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • LAW2260 Law Firm Communications and Technology
  • LAW3310 Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • LAW3320 Constitutional Law
  • LAW3325 Intellectual Property Law
  • LAW3330 Employment Law
  • LAW3335 Business Organizations and Corporations
  • LAW3340 Law Firm Administration and Management
  • LAW4430 Advanced Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
  • JUS2201 Criminal Procedure
  • JUS2205 Criminal Law

Please note that not all electives are offered each semester. Please view each semester schedule to see what elective(s) are available.


(Core-3 Semesters; Elective-3 Legal Electives; Advanced-3 semesters plus 3 Legal Electives)

  • Semester 1

    • LAW1100 Introduction to Law (7-week | 3 Credits)
    • LAW1110 Contract Law (7-week | 3 Credits)
  • Semester 2

    • LAW2200 Professional Responsibilities and Legal Ethics (7-week | 3 Credits)
    • LAW2215 Torts (7-week | 3 Credits)
  • Semester 3

    • LAW 2210 Legal Research and Writing (7-week | 3 Credits)
    • LAW 2230 Civil Litigation (7-week | 3 Credits)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.