Explore Our Paralegal Certificate Program

Spring 2021 Application Deadline: December 20th, 2020 | Apply Now

Next Orientation Session: December 5, 2020 | 10:00AM – Noon
Mandatory for newly-admitted students. Prospective students are also welcome to attend.
Please RSVP: info.paralegal@fau.edu

Please explore our Paralegal Certificate Program using the sidebar menu at right and the helpful information below. We look forward to receiving your application!

Join FAU’s distinguished Paralegal Certificate Program and prepare for a career that is projected by the Department of Labor to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2022.

FAU’s program was planned for you!
12 Intensive Courses in One Year!
  • Evening classes 7:10-10:10 p.m.
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Courses taught by practicing attorneys
  • Affiliation with staffing companies to assist with job placement
  • Job postings emailed to Students and Graduates

E-Mail: info.paralegal@fau.edu


What is a Paralegal?

A paralegal is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity to perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.


12 Intensive Courses in One Year!

The program consists of 375 contact hours of legal education and is comprised of twelve courses. Attend classes three nights a week and complete the program in one year.

Introduction to Law is a prerequisite for all courses and is offered twice a year. You may register for this course before applying for admission to the program.


The tuition for the program is $4,154.00, and you pay as you go.  This means that fees for each course are payable in full at the time of registration for each individual course. You may take one course at a time, or if you want to be considered a full-time student, you must take three (3) at the same time (3-days a week)


Each year we offer elective courses in different areas of law.  These courses are not part of the core courses of the Paralegal Certificate Program and can be taken by anyone.  Paralegals and students with special interests in these specific areas of law can register for these elective courses.  Consider these courses if you want to sharpen your skills, develop new ones, or enhance your knowledge.

No application is required for elective classes. To register, please click on our Elective Courses.


The Certified Paralegal examination is offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and consists of two sections: The Knowledge Exam and The Skills Exam.

FAU offers online prep courses for both sections of the exam: (1) Online CP Knowledge Exam, and (2) Online CP Skills Exam.  The Certified Paralegal examination is conducted by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).  The certification is nationally recognized and is acknowledged by the legal community as a sign of professionalism and competence.


FAU welcomes transfer students and will evaluate and consider waivers of course work.

An official transcript from previous post-secondary educational training will be evaluated. Courses may be accepted, waiving certain requirements within our program.


Official transcripts and a certificate from Florida Atlantic University will be provided upon completion of the program. (Additional transcripts can be issued at a cost of $5.00 per transcript).

Canceled Courses

Florida Atlantic University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course within the paralegal program with insufficient enrollment, or for reasons beyond our control. In either case, a full refund of fees and/or tuition fee for the course(s) will be made.  Please allow approximately 15-business day to make such refund, and while we will expedite your refund, we must verify first your payment, confirmation of the pertaining records and administrative review and approval before a full refund is made.


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For more information, please contact us at info.paralegal@fau.edu or (561)-297-3648.