Paralegal Program

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


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 $3,660.00. Fees for each course are payable in full at the time of registration for each individual course.


Each year paralegals and students with special interests participate in elective courses from FAU’s Legal Assistant Program. These courses are not part of the core courses of the Paralegal Certificate Program and can be taken by anyone. 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.


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).