Life Care Planner - Capital University Law School

Life Care Planner

  • We are now accepting applications for the November 2017 class.  The application deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017.   If you apply on or before August 25, 2017, we will waive the application fee.

    (Please note:  We must have a minimum of three students admitted into the program and committed to registering for classes in order to move forward with the November 2016 class.  The maximum number of students in each LCP class is 9.)

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    Hit the ground running with a program that prepares you — the medical professional — to interact with lawyers, economists and other rehabilitation professionals. Capital University Law School 's Life Care Planner program is the only one in the country affiliated with an American Bar Association approved law school and a major university, credentials that are both familiar and attractive to the legal community.

    The Life Care Planner program is a Professional Certificate Program approved by the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC) for the mandatory hours of training in life care planning required of each applicant to sit for the Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) certification examination.  All required and elective course hours have been approved for maintenance (CEU) of the CLCP credential as well.

    The LCP Professional Certificate Program requires 136 hours as intensive online modules and one onsite Trial Practice module held in our state-of-the-art-courtroom.  This module affords the LCP student the opportunity to defend their life care plan in deposition and in our courtroom as direct and cross-examination trial testimony under practicing attorneys, a judge and a jury.

    An Innovative, Convenient Schedule

    The Capital University Law School Life Care Planner program is a post-baccalaureate certificate programs.   Modules are completed completely online and only our Trial Practice Skills or our Creating Your Consulting Business, require a trip to our Law School campus.  Take advantage of the only Life Care Planner program that provides you with deposition and trial practice skills...skills which are critical to your success as a life care planner who must routinely perform as an expert witness.  Our unique advanced Medical Research & Writing module will hone your online research and writing skills.

    Students who have completed the Capital University Law School Legal Nurse Consultant Program are eligible to have certain Life Care Planner course requirements waived.

    Transfer Policy

    Permission of the Paralegal Programs Executive Director is required to transfer any required or elective courses into the paralegal, LNC, or LCP programs. In the paralegal and LNC programs, only courses from an ABA approved program are transferable; up to a maximum of 9 semester credit hours as transfer credits will be allowed. In the LCP program, only courses from an accredited college or university and ICHCC approved program are transferable to a maximum of 4 semester credit hours as transfer credits will be allowed.

    Our Graduates

    "I finally had some time today to watch the DVD of my deposition and trial testimony.  First, many thanks for the lovely job editing and creating the DVD!  I imagine it was time-consuming work !! While I can't say it was "enjoyable" to watch myself, it was certainly instructive and helpful."

    Consumer Information


    Program Level – Graduate/Professional Certificate Program
    Program Length – 6 months (5 online modules and 1 onsite practicum)
    Number of credit hours for certificate – 11 credit hours

    What is the total Cost of Attendance for this program?
    Tuition and fees: $4,235
    Books and Supplies: $1,100
    Total Living Expenses: $11,244*
    Living Expenses (Housing): $8,022
    Transportation: $2,268
    Personal: $954
    Other costs: Students may incur additional costs for travel, food and lodging to attend the required onsite practicum weekend.
    Program Total (not including other costs): $16,579
    Part-time or Continuing Education Option Tuition Cost: $385 per credit hour

    * Living expenses are not costs of the university but are estimated expenses that may be incurred by student.