Debt Collection Law for Licensed Paralegal Practitioner

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Program Highlights

  • Time Commitment: 20-hour course
  • Start Date: Continuous enrollment (last day for enrollment is Nov 30, 2020.)
  • Days of the Week: Online, Self-paced
  • Hours a Week: Self-paced
  • Length of Program: 4 months
  • End Date: 4 months after registration
  • Online/Face-to-face: Online
Program Application

About

Planning to take the LPP Debt Collection Law Licensing Exam offered by the Utah State Bar? This course (in addition to the Ethical Rules for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners course) is required for the Debt Collection exam offered by the Utah State Bar. Course curriculum focuses on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) including protections for consumers and requirements on creditors. Learn about the purpose of the FDCPA, the types of debts covered, and debt collection practices prohibited by the FDCPA. This course also emphasizes substantive law, forms, and procedures approved for Limited License Paralegals practicing in Utah.

Tuition for this program is normally $260, but under the Learn & Work in Utah initiative, your tuition is covered in full so long as you complete the program in the allotted time. Take advantage of this no-cost opportunity to excel professionally and apply today.

What You Will Learn

The course will emphasize substantive law, forms, and procedures approved for Limited License Paralegals practicing in Utah. Once completed, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the FDCPA and the types of debts covered.
  • Identify debt collection practices prohibited by the FDCPA.
  • Sit for the LPP Debt Collection Law Licensing Exam.

Employment Outlook

The designation of a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner is a new designation in Utah and may provide new opportunities for existing paralegals to practice in new areas or with additional capacity. You can increase your earning potential and enjoy more job security as an LPP.

Foundational Knowledge

While the Debt Collection Law for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners course is open to all, please review the Utah State Bar requirements to sit for the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner exam, found here: https://www.utahbar.org/licensed-paralegal-practitioner/

Ideally, students will take this course shortly after completing 1500 hours as a paralegal (with 100 focused on debt collection law) and shortly before taking the licensing exam. For all the requirements to become a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner, please see Rule 15-703 of the Utah Rules of Professional Responsibility for LPPs.

Further Opportunities

Licensed Paralegal Practitioner, a new designation in Utah, can assist respondents in debt collection issues. Taking this course is a requirement to sit for the Debt Collection for Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Utah State Bar exam.

Invest in your future and continue your education at UVU! As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to meet with UVU advisors and financial aid experts who can explain future options if you choose to continue past the end of your certification program.