The 6 best certification programs for Document Review Attorneys!

The world of document review is rapidly evolving, and certification has become an important component for professionals in this field. Certification allows individuals to enhance their skills, demonstrate their expertise, and increase their value in the marketplace. This article will provide an overview of some of the most helpful certifications for Document Review Attorneys and Litigation Paralegals in eDiscovery.

For a full overview of all certifications in eDiscovery, please have a look at our eDiscovery Certification Guide

RelativityOne Certified Review Pro Certification

Relativity is the leading eDiscovery and document review platform, making getting certified a great addition to your resume!

The RelativityOne Review Pro certification (previously, Relativity Certified User) is a certification that focuses specifically on the review capabilities of the RelativityOne platform. This certification is ideal for professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the software’s review features, including coding, redactions, and privilege logs. By earning this certification, professionals can demonstrate their expertise using these advanced features to streamline the review process and achieve better results.

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ACEDS CEDS Certification

CEDS is one of the most highly regarded certifications in eDiscovery. As a document review professional, this certificate will allow you to gain deep knowledge about all things eDiscovery!

The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) offers the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) certification, designed to assess and certify the knowledge and skills of professionals working in the eDiscovery field. The certification program covers topics such as project planning, data collection, processing, review, analytics, and production. By earning this certification, professionals can demonstrate their expertise in all aspects of the eDiscovery process and their commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices.

Nuix Discover End User Certification

Nuix Discovery (formerly known as Ringtail) is Nuix’s review platform and one of the most popular ones in the world.

The Nuix Discover End User certification course is a one-day program that is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the basics of review and search, review setup, coding documents, printing and reporting. This certification course is ideal for those who are new to Nuix Discover, including reviewers, paralegals, case management, and litigation staff.

Throughout the course, participants will learn how to navigate Nuix Discover, browse document sets, and perform simplified document review and coding. Additionally, the course covers topics such as analyzing email conversations, text messages and chat, working with review assignments and document views, and performing quick and advanced searches.

Note that there’s a $1000 dollar fee for this course, so we would recommend taking it when you’re already employed by a firm that uses Nuix Discover

Arkfeld – Basic Certified eDiscovery Specialist

The Arkfeld Basic Certified eDiscovery Specialist certification is designed to provide legal professionals with a basic understanding of eDiscovery concepts and terminology. This certification program is ideal for individuals who are new to the eDiscovery field, so it’s a great opportunity for new document review specialists to learn more. And, it’s very affordable; you can take the courses for a price of only $15/month.

To get certified, you will need to complete two Arkfeld courses:

  • Basic IT for Legal Professionals 
  • Basic ESI Pretrial Discovery: Critical Issues, Strategies, and Tactics

The courses are on-demand and will take about 7 to 8 hours of your time.

Advanced: Relativity Review Management Specialist

Becoming a review manager is a common path for document review attorneys that are interested in getting a deeper understanding of eDiscovery. Relativity facilitates this path with the Review Management Specialist certification. We recommend looking into obtaining this certificate if you have had the opportunity to lead several document review projects.

The Relativity Review Management Specialist exam demonstrates a review manager’s ability to monitor review team efficiency and accuracy, streamline review processes and report on the status of document reviews. Those with experience administering the review process and consulting on the implementation of review workflows are the best candidates for certification.

Advanced: Relativity Certified Administrator Certification

RCA is one of the most prestigious certificates in eDiscovery, mainly because it will require a lot of experience with the platform, and the exam is generally considered to be very difficult! Don’t be ashamed if you need to retake it! We recommend looking into this certification if you have the ambition to become an eDiscovery analyst or project manager.

The Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA) certification is designed for professionals who are responsible for administering and maintaining the Relativity platform. The certification program covers topics such as installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the software, as well as user and group management, security, and reporting. By earning this certification, professionals can demonstrate their expertise in ensuring the reliability, security, and performance of the Relativity platform.

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