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In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, the August 2020 cohort will now be held fully online. Please check the return to campus website, One VCU: Responsible Together, for the latest news and updates. 

August 18, 2020-February 4, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
Registration Fee: $4,995.00
Where: Online

Register now for August 18>


“As a newly single mom of two daughters, I knew it was time for a career change. After much research and with the opinion of a reputable attorney, I was certain the VCU Paralegal Certificate Program was the perfect fit. The program has well exceeded my expectations. The instructors go above and beyond in the classroom, as well as, out of the classroom setting."

"There are even classmates that have already obtained positions in firms, because of the VCU program. I am certain the education I am receiving will catapult me into the perfect position within the legal field.”

Tracy Faris

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Not sure if the VCU Paralegal Certificate is for you?

Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university with many nationally ranked academic programs. The VCU paralegal training program is among the best in Richmond and potentially the U.S. A Paralegal Certificate from VCU prepares our students to be competitive in the Virginia legal job market. Participating in the classroom program for six months will provide you the training and skills to pursue your successful career in the legal field.

VCU’s exciting noncredit paralegal studies certificate program is designed for you, the working student. Your success is our priority. You can be assured that we will prepare you for your new paralegal career.

The paralegal studies certificate program is divided into six courses, including Introduction to Law, Torts & Personal Injury, Legal Research & Writing, Civil Litigation, Contract Law, and Business Law. You can learn more about our courses on the program overview page.

What Makes VCU’s Paralegal Certificate Program Stand Out?

VCU’s Paralegal Certificate will help you:

If you’ve decided that the paralegal studies program at VCU is right for you, enroll today. Ask about our VCU Alumni or military discount. Coupon code must be used/applied at the time of enrollment, cannot be combined with other discounts/coupons or waivers, and will not be retroactively applied.

If you still have questions and would like to speak with our student advisor, contact us today at (804) 828-1370 or nalowe@vcu.edu.

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