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Procertas at LSU Law: Guide


The LSU Law Library makes Procertas available to all law students, faculty, and staff.  Procertas provides online training modules for essential skills in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat. A separate MS Word training module, Word Brief Trainer, addresses skills frequently encountered in brief writing.

In addition to the training modules, Procertas provides assessment modules that test your ability to perform the essential tasks efficiently. Once you complete the assessment modules, you will receive digital badges indicating that you are a Certified Operator of Basic Office Technology (COBOT). 

 You will be able to list your certification on your resume, and add badges to your LinkedIn profile (badges shown on the left).

You should already have a Procertas account through LSU Law. Please visit this link to log in. If you do not know/remember your password, please click “Restore your password” on the lower right portion of the screen. When prompted, enter your email address, and click the “Restore password” button. You will then receive an email that will allow you to reset your password. Please follow these steps even if you have never logged in to Procertas in the past!

The Law Library has purchased access for all LSU Law Center students, and you should not be charged for using Procertas. If you are unable to log in using by following the instructions above, please contact Todd Venie at

Once you have registered, you can complete the Procertas training and assessment modules online at

Microsoft Office

To complete the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and the Microsoft PowerPoint modules and assessments, you will need to use a computer with these software programs installed. Both of these programs are part of the MS Office suite, which most students will already have on their laptops. If you need to install MS Office, you can download it for free here.  

Adobe Acrobat

To complete the PDF module and assessment, you will need to use a computer with the Adobe Acrobat software installed. If you do not currently have Adobe Acrobat on your computer, you have three options:

  1. Option One: Use one of the Law Center’s computers
    There are six computers in the Law Center that are available to students and have Adobe Acrobat installed. Three of these are in the Law Library, near the front of the main reading room. The other three are in Career Services. These computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Option Two: Download the free trial version of Adobe Acrobat
    You can also download a free trial version of Adobe Acrobat that you can use for seven days. Please keep in mind that you will need to complete the PDF module and assessment in Procertas during that seven day period.
  3. Option Three: Purchase Adobe Acrobat for your own computer
    You can also purchase Adobe Acrobat for your own computer through LSU. Current pricing is available for the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, which includes Adobe Acrobat Pro, here.


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