Life Care Planner

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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 programs are Professional Certificate Programs. Both programs are 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 program is offered as two distinct certificate programs. 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. The LCP Advanced Practice Certificate Program requires 104 hours of advanced practice modules that you select from our 5 online modules and/or our one onsite module "Creating a Consulting Business," which includes the technological office, web marketing, accounting & billing, and creating your own web page.

    An Innovative, Convenient Schedule

    The Capital University Law School Life Care Planner programs are 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."

    Gainful Employment Information

    Your education is an important and substantial investment, so we have provided comprehensive and specific information for you about costs, loan indebtedness and employment outcomes.


    Consumer Information

    Program Level – Post-baccalaureate certificate
    Program Length – 6 months (5 online modules and 1 onsite practicum)
    Number of credit hours for certificate – 11 credit hours

    1. 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.
      * Living expenses are not costs of the university but are estimated expenses that may be incurred by students

      Program Total (not including other costs): $16,579
      Part-time or Continuing Education Option Tuition Cost: $385 per credit hour

    2. What is the Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) code for life care planners?
      The SOC code for paralegals and legal assistants is 23-2011. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of paralegals and legal assistants, please go to O*NET at

      The SOC code for other Legal Support Workers is 23-2099. For more information about Legal Support Workers, please go to O*NET at