WestlawNext®Canada Self-paced Learning


Stand out from the crowd: Become WestlawNext Canada® Certified

Become a Certified user of WestlawNext Canada! Three levels of certification, tailored to your role and skill level, are available. Online interactive courses guide you through various content and functions of WestlawNext Canada. At the end of each level you are presented with a quiz to test your knowledge and become certified.

Certification demonstrates your ability to perform a variety research tasks. Don’t just say you know WestlawNext Canada, prove it.

Taking the levels in order is recommended. Good luck!

Note: We recommend that you use Chrome to view these certification courses.

Level 1

Introductory course suitable for legal assistants, paralegals and other occasional users of WestlawNext Canada.

Recommended prerequisite for Levels 2 & 3.

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Level 2

Suitable for summer and articling students, associates and other more frequent users of WestlawNext Canada.

Builds on skills in Level 1 and introduces new functionality. Prerequisite for Level 3.

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Level 3

Advanced course for research lawyers, librarians and others who want to get the most out of WestlawNext Canada.

Builds on skills developed in Levels 1 & 2 and introduces new, advanced concepts and functionality.

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Additional Resources

Access our Customer Learning Centre for additional video tutorials, quick reference cards and interactive eLearning modules. You may also book training with our team of IPL Certified Learning Consultants.


Can I go straight to Level 2 or 3?

There are no pre-requisites for Levels 1 or 2. However, you must complete Level 2 to qualify for Level 3 certification.

How long is the certification valid?

Due to constant changes in WestlawNext Canada content and functionality your certification is valid for 3 years after which you will need to become re-certified. For more information contact us at: customerlearning.legaltaxcanada@tr.com