Earn Your Paralegal Certificate Online
The demand for paralegals is rising dramatically and will continue to do so for years to come. That means more opportunities—and steadily increasing salaries—for qualified candidates. More importantly, it means there is no better time than now to start your journey as a paralegal or legal assistant.
When you earn your Paralegal Studies certificate online, you will be introduced to the most important aspects of the field, including the U.S. legal system, litigation, legal analysis, and more. Enroll in our affordable online paralegal program to study at your own pace, gain practical skills you can apply immediately, and take your first steps toward an exciting legal career.
Online Paralegal Certificate Curriculum
Our online Paralegal Certificate Program is designed to give you a strong foundation in the skills that can be essential for successful paralegals on the job. You’ll learn about the legal system, working for a law firm, and more, all on your terms. Your paralegal classes include:
- Introduction to Paralegalism 1
- Introduction to Paralegalism 2
You’ll also be able to choose elective courses, from torts to real estate law, to round out your education.VIEW FULL CURRICULUM
What you get
- Textbook and/or comprehensive online resources and assessments
- Credits which can be applied toward the Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies
- The freedom to complete courses at your own speed with self-paced lessons
Job opportunities for paralegals
We’re not exaggerating when we say paralegal and legal assistant roles are growing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job growth in this category is forecast to be 14% by 2031*, which is significantly faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.
Create your own self-paced, online study schedule.
Elective courses include Torts, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Real Estate Law, and more.
Our online Paralegal certificate program is one of the most affordable courses of its kind.
Frequently asked questions
You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.
Earning a paralegal certificate online makes sense for busy people who are ready for college-level study and want the convenience of learning from home. Our online Paralegal program is the equivalent of one semester of college coursework. You’ll graduate from our paralegal classes online with a solid foundation of knowledge valued by attorneys, corporate law departments, and legal organizations.
Yes! Every student at Ashworth College gains access to the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that helps you work through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. Use the career tools as much as you like to prepare professional documents for your job search. Once you’ve graduated, you can come back to the Ashworth College Central Network at any time.
We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to graduate and earn your Paralegal certificate online. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many benefits of the online Paralegal program at Ashworth College.
Taking our Paralegal classes online is an affordable way to not only explore your interests, but also to enter higher education and strengthen your resume with career-ready skills. If you are not set on Paralegal Studies, you may be interested in our other online certificates:
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
Ashworth College has determined that the curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following state: California