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In a world of ever-changing circumstances, it is important to have access to trusted and professionally accredited academic opportunities. Micro-credentials such as our certificate programs in Compliance and Health Care Compliance can be completed in one semester, can be stacked with additional courses should you decide to pursue a Master’s degree with us in the future and indicate unique professional development that will set you apart from your peers.

Students will have the option of a Master’s track or Certificate track, and can start in either Fall or Spring.


All of our compliance certificates are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College and have obtained acquiescence from the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

St. Mary’s School of Law is the only law school in Texas that is accredited by the  Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® . J.D., M.Jur. and LL.M. students who complete the requirements are eligible to sit for any of the CCB’s certification exams for up to a year after graduation, without any additional continuing education or professional work experience requirements.

More about the Certificates

St. Mary’s University School of Law has been offering online courses since 2016. All of our professors are certified to teach online and each course has gone through a rigorous review process. Our programs provide the education and experience that an individual will need to excel in the fields of Compliance & Health Care Compliance online, and if qualifications are met, will enable you to sit for one of five professional exams offered by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).

We are one of 14 schools with accredited programs nationwide and one of 15 globally. The degree and the certification-by-exam are just what you need to jump-start your career and differentiate you from other professionals in the same field.

About the Compliance, Business Law
and Risk Certificate

The 15-hour Compliance, Business Law and Risk Certificate will provide a comprehensive overview of compliance, which is applicable to a majority of commercial fields and government organizations, especially in light of the regulatory changes prompted by the 2008 global financial crisis.

About the Health Care
Compliance Certificate

The 16-hour Certificate in Health Care Compliance is ideal for those already working in the health care sector or are looking to pivot into the health field.

Familiarize yourself with the major issues concerning the health care industry, including fraud prevention, an expansion of telemedicine and credentialing, antitrust enforcement and health care privacy regulation.

About the Legal
Studies Certificate

The Legal Studies Certificate will give professionals a deeper understanding of the American legal system, and is ideal for those who work in areas that frequently intersect with the law.

In addition to a broader understanding of the law, students can choose a field of law to specialize in, and add a concentration to their certificate.

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Curious which Law Certificate is right for you? Questions about the admission process or the program? Our team will answer any questions and help you through the process when you’re ready.

Applying to the Law Certificate Program

See details about admission requirements and how to apply: