Immigration Law Specialist Certificate Program

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Enhance your knowledge of immigration law for paralegals.

Program Overview: 

Immigration is the single fastest growing specialty area of law for paralegals. As the global marketplace expands, the need for legal services related to immigration will continue to grow. If you are interested in pursuing a career in this legal area, the Immigration Law Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including work visas, family based residency, Homeland Security policies and issues, citizenship and naturalization as well as specific client considerations. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools. See required courses and electives to choose from below:


  • Immigration Law
  • Constitutional Law

Once you have begun this program, you will work with your instructor to determine which elective course fits best with your particular area of interest. You will choose one of the following electives:

  • E-Discovery
  • Legal Ethics
  • Laws of Evidence
  • Advanced Legal Research
Who Should Enroll: 
  • Experienced paralegals or individuals with prior legal education needing or wanting specialized legal training in immigration law
  • We recommend that applicants have one of the following in order to be optimally successful in this course:
    • certificate or degree in paralegal studies
    • combination of a college degree in any area of study and at least one year of legal experience
    • foreign law degree or some law school experience
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Client considerations
  • Admissions for business
  • The temporary work visa
  • Asylum and protection issues
  • Family based residency
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Homeland security issues
Additional Information: 

Tuition does not include the cost of required textbooks. The online book link is provided to students once they are enrolled in the program. The books vary from course to course but average anywhere from $45 to $160 per book. However, used books are often available.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Continuing Education Units: 12.0 CEUs
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For withdrawal, transfer and refund information, see Policy Code C.

At A Glance

Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete the program.
Online Self-paced
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