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Registration and Fees

To register, complete the applicable online registration form, and submit it. Course tuition fees are listed below. Please note that students from outside of Canada must add $125.00 to these fees and should register by the early registration discount deadline. Course start dates and early registration discount deadlines can be found on the online registration form below:

**Some courses will require text(s). Order forms can be found under Textbook Purchases on the right side of the screen.

Course Name Tuition Fee Early Registration Fee
**Advanced Police Leadership $975 N/A
Budgeting and Financial Management for Police Services $845 $795
Child Soldiers and at Risk Youth $845 $795
Communication Skills for Police Personnel $845 $795
**Ethics for Police Leaders $845 $795
Legal Issues in Policing $845 $795
Managing Police Performance: Coaching Skills for Police Supervisors Workshop
$975 N/A
**Police Leadership and Management Development $845 $795
**Policing and the Law of Human Rights $845 $795
**Policing the Modern Community $845 $795
Strategic Human Resource Management for Police Organizations $845 $795
**Strategic Policing $845 $795
Understanding and Responding to Global and Domestic Terrorism: A Social Science Perspective $845 $795

Time Commitments

The academic year of the Certificate in Police Leadership primarily runs on a schedule of two study terms, with an occasional spring term offered. Each course lasts for one study term and is conducted entirely online (with the exception of our Managing Police Performance: Coaching Skills for Police Supervisors workshop which begins with a 3-day onsite workshop).

Students who live in remote locations should not be concerned about having access to libraries. Supplementary information is not required for most courses, and if any additional research is required, students should be able to find information within their respective police organization, on the internet, or by accessing the Dalhousie University library remotely.

Our Managing Police Performance: Coaching Skills for Police Supervisors workshops will be held at various times and locations throughout the year. Please contact the Program Manager to find out when one will be held near you.

For most online courses you are expected to complete four assignments. These assignments are due approximately every 4 weeks. You can expect to devote between 6-12 hours a week to your studies, depending on the course. Some students in our legal courses find that they can spend more time than this.

Some online courses may require participation in on-line asynchronous discussions, in addition to submitting individual and perhaps group assignments. Again, you should plan to spend at least 6-12 hours a week on your course.

There are no final exams for any of our courses. Assessments are based on discussion forums and written essay-based assignments.

We recommend that students take as many courses as possible in order to round out their leadership/management skills; however, each course stands on its own and can be taken exclusive of the total certificate program. Please consult with the Program Manager if you have questions.