National Paralegal Certificate Program (WOL-NPC)
Credits: 15 Credits (630 Clock Hours)
Self-Paced: 8-month completion deadline
The National Paralegal Certificate Program is a nationally accredited, 8-month self-paced program leading to Certification in Paralegal Studies. This program is ideal for aspiring legal professionals who want to enter the job market quickly and gain a strong foundation in paralegal training.
Key features of this program include:
- Five carefully chosen courses to prepare modern Paralegals for success
- Five courses total 15 credits (630 clock hours)
- Credits may be transferred to institutions for up to 15-semester credits
This program is designed to provide students with the theory and practical experience necessary to succeed in the competitive and rewarding world of the legal profession. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to enter the job market as skilled and knowledgeable Paralegals.
Students will complete the following courses to earn the National Paralegal Certificate:
Excellent. There are many employment opportunities for paralegals in law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. Thousands of new paralegal jobs are created each year.
Students who graduate from Washington Technical Institute’s Paralegal certificate training program will be qualified to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant, Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP) exam given by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), as well as, meet the accredited business and legal course criteria required to sit for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) exam given by NALS.
Click Here for the NALA education requirements flow chart. **Depending on students' previous education experiences, additional credits may be required to satisfy the 60-semester credit requirement for certification. **Washington Technical Institute will aid students in meeting all credit requirements at no additional charge for the NALA certification exam.
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Courses are self-paced and supported by qualified faculty. Students work on their reading, assignments, and quizzes on their own time. This flexibility allows students to study while navigating the rest of their busy lives. Our courses and programs have completion deadlines, but beyond that, students can complete the work on their own schedule. Instructors are always available for questions and support. Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning