Legal Research Certification Programs Available on Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw

Would you like to improve your legal research skills? Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw each offer legal research certification programs. After completion, students may list certifications on their resumes. See below for a summary of topics available and note that login credentials are required to access the courses. For additional information, contact the Reference Desk at

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law Certification

Bloomberg Law offers a number of certification courses, including:

  • Litigation Research
  • Transactional Practice
  • Federal and state tax research

If you do not have a Bloomberg Law account, contact the Reference Desk at for a registration code.


Legal Research Certification for Law Students

Lexis has two legal research certifications, Proficiency Certification and Practice-Ready Certification. Upon completion, your name will be added to the LexisNexis Certification Registry. Modules include:

  • Thorough Statutory Research
  • Utilizing Legal Analytics
  • Drafting & Analyzing Documents


Thomson Reuters Research Certifications

Westlaw’s certification program offers the following topics among others:

  • Transactional Research
  • Litigation Research
  • Essential Legal Research