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Legal Compliance Certificate Programs

Our post-baccalaureate certificate programs are tailored to professionals looking for in-depth study of a particular subject area. Certificates consist of 5 or 6 courses (see specific requirements), half the amount of our master’s program. The certificates can be completed entirely online on a part-time basis.

These specialized series of courses are evaluated regularly to ensure the most up-to-date regulations and case studies are integrated into the classroom to help you become more successful in your respective field. Whether you have been in your field for years or are switching to something new, these programs will arm you with the knowledge you need to be competitive in the job market.

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PACLE Accreditation

The Kline School of Law is the only law school in the Commonwealth accredited by PACLE to provide distance learning CLE credits. As such, lawyers admitted to practice in Pennsylvania who take online graduate-level or advanced degree courses at Kline may claim CLE credit as permitted by PACLE regulation 5(f) governing Credit for Law School and Graduate Level Courses

Certificate Requirements

Criminal Law

Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance

Financial Regulatory Compliance

Health Care Compliance

Higher Education Compliance

Human Resources Compliance

NCAA Compliance and Sports Law

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Compliance


Criminal Law

  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LAW 558S Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • LAW 670S Criminal Procedure: Investigations (3 credits)
  • LSTU 530S Corrections Law (3 credits)

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Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance

  • LSTU 501S: Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation and reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S: Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 515S Information Privacy Law (3 credits)
  • LAW 769S The Law of Cybersecurity and Data Protection (3 credits)
  • LSTU 516S Legal Strategies in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance (3 credits)

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Financial Regulatory Compliance

  • LAW 700S Business Organizations (3 credits)*

Select a path:

1. Banking Compliance (choose three of the following courses)

  • LAW 515S The Law of Information Privacy (3 credits)
  • LAW 736S Broker/Dealer Regulation (3 credits)
  • LAW 737S Banking Law (3 credits)
  • LSTU 516S The Law and Legal Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity (3 credits)

2. Asset Management Compliance (choose three of the following courses)

  • LAW 515S The Law of Information Privacy (3 credits)
  • LAW 734S Legal Regulation of Investment Companies (3 credits)
  • LAW 735S Broker/Dealer Regulation (3 credits)
  • LSTU 516S The Law and Legal Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity (3 credits)

* This course may be replaced with an elective if you have extensive financial experience. Your academic advisor can guide you on the best plan of study.

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Health Care Compliance

  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 504S Health Care Rules and Regulations (3 credits)
  • LSTU 505S Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 506S Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)

Accreditation

The Thomas R. Kline School of Law Master of Legal Studies – Health Care Compliance Specialization and Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance programs are accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®. Many employers are now requiring CCB certification for compliance related positions. The CCB offers certification in the following areas:

  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)®
  • Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)®
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)®
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)®
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I)®

CCB Exam Eligibility

Completion of Drexel’s Master of Legal Studies or Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher fulfills the professional work experience and continuing education units (CEU) requirements within applicable eligibility time frames per candidate handbook, allowing you to be eligible to sit for a CCB exam. Learn more about the CCB.

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Higher Education Compliance

  • LSED 532S Legal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety (3 credits)
  • LSED 533S Institutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation (3 credits)
  • LSED 534S Higher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations (3 credits)
  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)

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Human Resources Compliance

  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 520S Legal Issues in Employee Hiring and Termination (3 credits)
  • LSTU 521S Human Resources Compliance: Managing the Employer/Employee Relationship (3 credits)
  • LSTU 522S Human Resources in Practice: Negotiation, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits)

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NCAA Compliance

  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 510S NCAA Governance Process (3 credits)
  • LSTU 511S NCAA Rules I and Infractions Cases (3 credits)
  • LSTU 512S NCAA Rules II and Enforcement Process (3 credits)

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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Compliance

  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)

Choose three from the list below:

  • LAW 770S European Union Data Privacy and Protection (3 credits)
  • LAW 785S Legal Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Research and Development (3 credits)
  • LAW 787S Legal Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales and Marketing Practices (3 credits)
  • LAW 792S Food and Drug Law (3 credits)
  • LSTU 506S Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations (3 credits)
  • LSTU 515S Information Privacy Law (3 credits)
  • LSTU 517S The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity (3 credits)
  • LSTU 539S Compliance Communications (3 credits)

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