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Paralegal Certificate Program

The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University’s Paralegal Certificate Program adheres to the highest professional curriculum and prepares you to work in law offices, banks, government agencies, corporations and real estate firms. All courses teach Georgia Law.

The program consists of 13 courses. The fee for each course is $279. You pay as you go with the total program cost being $3,627. Some courses require books; some do not. Your total book cost for the 13 courses is approximately $1,250. Each course meets for three hours once a week for six weeks. You arrange your own schedule. You can take one to four courses per six-week session. The 13 courses must be completed in 36 months. Take two courses each session and graduate in approximately 12 months.

Each course is taught in a classroom setting allowing for interaction with the instructor and other students. Students receive hands-on research experience in our on-site Joe R. Edwards Law Library, conduct a title search in Cobb County, and enjoy enlightening and entertaining guest speakers.

3D Tour

Take a 3D tour of our Law Library Classroom
Housed in the same room where daytime paralegal classes are held, our new Joe R. Edwards  law library serves as a tremendous asset and convenience for both students and instructors. Its namesake, Joe R. Edwards, was widely known as “everyman’s attorney” in Atlanta. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 71.

Employment/Internship

Law firms call us regularly with job and internship openings. We email the information to current students and recent graduates. Qualified applicants contact the employers directly. Email paralegal@kennesaw.edu to be added to the list once you begin the Paralegal Certificate Program. The postings are for classroom students only as the positions are for Georgia Law trained paralegals and students.

Requirements and Application

Program Requirements and Program Application

Prerequisite

High school diploma or equivalent, completion of our Basic Skills Assessment and submission of the Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required.

The Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here. You will be directed to the program application after completing the skills assessment.

Certificate Required Courses

(Day and evening classes offered!)
Paralegal – Bankruptcy & Collection Law
Paralegal – Civil Litigation I
Paralegal – Civil Litigation II
Paralegal – Contracts and Business Associations
Paralegal – Criminal Law
Paralegal – Estate Planning and Probate
Paralegal – Family Law
Paralegal – Overview of the Law
Paralegal – Law Office Management & Technology
Paralegal – Legal Research and Writing I
Paralegal – Legal Research and Writing II
Paralegal – Real Estate Law
Paralegal – Tort Law

(Paralegal Certificate candidates may enroll in the above courses in any order. However, level I courses must be completed prior to taking a respective level II course.)

Paralegal – Courthouse Tour (optional – this is not a required course for the paralegal certificate.).

Course Calendars

2018 Daytime Course Calendarpdf_icon Updated May 18, 2018
2018 Evening Course Calendarpdf_icon Updated April 17, 2018
2019 Daytime Course Calendarpdf_icon Updated March 30, 2018
2019 Evening Course Calendarpdf_icon Updated March 30, 2018

Specialty Courses

(These courses do not count toward the Paralegal Certificate but can be taken separately by certificate holders as continuing education.)

Immigration Law – Classroom
Employment Law Fundamentals – Online

Legal Nurse Consulting – Online
Workers’ Compensation – Online
HIPAA Compliance – Online

Financing Options
  • VA Education Benefits
  • WIOA funding
  • Continuing education loans
Get In Touch

Contact us to find out more about this professional program.

Miscellaneous

Requirements and Application
Paralegal FAQs
Our Paralegal Instructors
Our Paralegal Advisory Board

Open House

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Webinars

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On Our Blog
Paralegal Advisory Board Benefits Students
KSU Paralegal Advisory Board
Since 1985, our Paralegal Certificate program has assisted thousands of students aspiring to enter the legal field. Last year, we established our Paralegal Advisory Board with the goal of enhancing the college’s longest-running program by... read more ❯

Paralegal Student Shares Courthouse Tour Experience
Paralegal Courthouse Tour
When searching for a career change, Ingrid Daniel decided to pursue the legal field. She discovered our Paralegal Certificate program and, given its reputation, knew that it was the best choice. “I felt the courses would... read more ❯

Instructor, Student Honored at Regional Conference
UPCEA South Award Winners
CCPE picked up two of eight awards at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s regional conference, thanks to an outstanding instructor and graduate. Tim Sanders and Megan Harpine were honored for their achievements at... read more ❯

Paralegal Certificate Program Continues to Thrive
Paralegal
Where else can you interact with lawyers, network with judges, experience a trial, and get a job? We’ve got a class for that! For more than 30 years, our Paralegal Certificate has launched countless graduates into... read more ❯

Occupational Trends
17% Growth

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.