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What are the requirements for admission into the Certificate in Police Leadership program?

There are no minimum academic requirements, however experience in law enforcement is necessary. Many of the assignments will ask you to reflect upon past experiences in applying the theory or will have you apply the theory to current situations, so a minimum of two years experience is recommended.

When can I start?

Most of the courses in the Certificate in Police Leadership program run according to two study terms: fall and winter. The fall term starts in early September and the winter term in late January. The exceptions to this schedule are the Advanced Police Leadership course which has flexible start dates, and the Managing Police Performance: Coaching Skills for Police Supervisors workshop, which starts upon scheduled workshop dates.

How do I register?

Complete the online registration form for the course(s) you wish to register for. There will be details at the top of every course page.

Can these courses be applied towards a university degree?

Yes. Our courses may be applied towards Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice. See the section on "Transfer Credits" for more information. Other institutions may also accept the courses as credit on a case by case basis.

How long will it take me to get a certificate?

Each course (with the exception of Managing Police Performance: Coaching Skills and the Advanced Police Leadership course) are approximately 16 weeks long. To get your first certificate in a concentration you need three courses. If you were to take a course each term you would receive your first certificate in 1.5 years. Each subsequent ‘concentration’ certificate could be received in 1 year if you were to take a course each term. Taking more than one course per term is not recommended.

It would take 3.5 years minimum to finish an Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership.

How do I get a copy of my transcript?

One transcript is provided at no charge to students 6-8 weeks after course completion; for other transcripts there is a charge of $25. Transcripts will be sent through regular mail. Please make all requests for transcripts in writing to the Program Manager, including the address to where the transcript is to go. It is not advisable to e-mail your credit card number for payment, so please let the Program Manager know where you can be reached so she can telephone you for payment information.

Will I get a tax receipt for my tuition fees?

One tax receipt is provided at no charge to students 6-8 weeks after course completion; for replacement copies there is a charge of $25. Tax receipts will be sent through regular mail. Please make all requests in writing to the Program Manager, including the address to where the tax receipt is to go.

How do I get a replacement certificate?

One certificate is provided at no charge to students 6-8 weeks after course completion; for replacement copies there is a charge of $25. Certificates will be sent through regular mail. Please make all requests in writing to the Program Manager, including the address to where the certificate is to go. Please note that we cannot guarantee reprinting of certificates that are more than a year old.