Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate

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Are you interested in furthering your career as a paralegal? If so, Penn Foster's Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate Program may be right for you. Read on to learn more about the Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate Program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster's Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate Program is comprised of eight courses. The certificate program is designed for prospective students who already have some work or educational background in paralegal studies. Some of the topics covered in the certificate program include civil litigation, torts, real estate law, investigations and interview, and family law. The first of the eight courses will be delivered to you as soon as you have been accepted into the certificate program.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you apply to Penn Foster's Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate Program, you should already have some work experience as a paralegal or educational background in the core concepts of paralegal studies.

What are the Course Requirements?

Penn Foster's Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate Program is comprised of eight courses:

Course Code Course Name
PLS 114 Investigations and Interview
PLS 121 Torts
BUS 213 Business Law 1
PLS 205 Civil Litigation
PLS 211 Criminal Litigation
PLS 213 Family Law
PLS 215 Real Estate Law
PLS 217 Wills and Estates
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What are my Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

When you have finished Penn Foster's Advanced Paralegal Essentials Certificate Program, you have an opportunity to pursue careers in the field. Some potential employers may include law firms, nonprofits, community civic centers, and businesses and corporations. Job candidates should have strong organizational and communication skills.

Advanced Degrees

After completing Penn Foster's Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate Program, you have an opportunity to pursue relevant associate degree programs. Some of the courses that you might be required to complete include domestic relations law, probate estates and trusts, contemporary ethical issues, and criminal law and procedures. Possible degree programs include:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
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