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Professional Licensure Information – Legal Studies and Paralegal (AAS, ITC, BTC)

If you live outside Idaho and are considering enrolling in an online program that leads to a professional license, we highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure requirements before beginning the program. CEI makes every effort to ensure licensure information is current; however, licensure regulations are frequently revised.

A statement from the American Bar Association:

"The only state that currently regulates paralegals directly is California, which adopted regulation in 2000 that requires persons using the titles "paralegal," "legal assistant," and the like to meet certain educational/experiential qualifications and to meet continuing education requirements. For details, see the law at California Business and Professions Code, Sections 6450 through 6456.

In 2012 the Washington State Supreme Court issued an order adopting the "Limited License Legal Technician" Rule to conduct limited practice in only specified areas of law upon meeting certain educational/experiential qualifications as well as continuing legal education requirements. For details, see Rule 28 of the Admission and Practice Rules, and Rules of Professional Conduct.

In 2018, the Utah State Supreme Court launched the "Licensed Paralegal Practitioner" to conduct limited practice in only specified areas of law upon meeting certain educational/experiential qualifications as well as continuing legal education requirements. For details, see rule 14-802 of the Rules Governing the Utah State Bar, and Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner 15-703." https://www.americanbar.org/groups/paralegals/profession-information/educational-information-for-paralegals/

For licensing board contact information, licensure requirements and program approval status, please see below.

Have questions about the Legal Studies and Paralegal program?

  • College of Eastern Idaho does not offer the Legal Studies and Paralegal certificate/degree through fully online or distance education means at this time.

Alabama

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Alaska

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Arizona

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Arkansas

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

California

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Colorado

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Connecticut

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Delaware

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

District of Columbia

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Florida

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Georgia

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Hawaii

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Idaho

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Illinois

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Indiana

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Iowa

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Kansas

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Kentucky

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Louisiana

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Maine

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Maryland

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Massachusetts

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Michigan

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Minnesota

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Mississippi

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Missouri

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Montana

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Nebraska

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Nevada

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

New Hampshire

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

New Jersey

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

New Mexico

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

New York

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

North Carolina

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

North Dakota

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Ohio

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Oklahoma

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Oregon

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Pennsylvania

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Rhode Island

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

South Carolina

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

South Dakota

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Tennessee

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Texas

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Utah

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Vermont

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Virginia

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Washington

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions. [Information updated 7/7/2020]

West Virginia

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Wisconsin

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

Wyoming

Paralegal Certification Requirements

Licensure Disclosures

College of Eastern Idaho has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in this state. Please contact the Office of Online Learning with any questions.

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