216.00 Hours Required

The Police Supervisory Certificate is offered fully online, with four required courses and a range of electives. The certificate offers a wide range of courses to help you develop strategies ad skills for managing people in the unpredictability of a high-pressure, high-stakes police work context. The Certificate can be completed over several years, depending upon how many courses you take each term and year.

The Police Supervisory Certificate is applicable to individuals pursuing or in a supervisory role in a police organization.

What Will You Learn?

The Certificate provides a comprehensive grounding in key skills and strategies to help you guide and support your direct reports in an unpredictable, pressure-filled work context. The course assessments provide you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned to your own organizational and community context. In the four required courses in the Certificate, you will learn theory and practice in fundamental topics for working with people: human resources management, interpersonal and intercultural communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, and coaching, You will then have the opportunity to select from electives of varying lengths to fill in knowledge and skill gaps or pursue a personal interest.

Who Should Take This Certificate?

You should take this certificate if:

  • You are in a supervisory or managerial capacity in a police organization and role, with responsibility for direct reports.
  • You are in a human resources capacity in a police organization.
  • You are new to a supervisory position or moving into a supervisory position in your police organization or role.
  • You aspire to a supervisory role in your police organization.
  • You want to become better at managing people in your complex, rapidly changing police organization.

How Will You Benefit?

The Police Supervisory Certificate can help you:

  • Understand the fundamentals of human resources management and apply those fundamentals to your police context.
  • Apply skills and strategies to improve your interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Use a range of techniques to negotiate and manage conflict.
  • Fill personal knowledge and skill gaps in different aspects of police leadership.
  • Pursue personal interest in different aspects of managing people in complex and diverse organizations.
  • Apply everything you learn about managing people to your own police supervisory context.
  • Discuss and analyze police supervision using a strong theoretical and practical foundation.

The certificate consists of 26.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

There are four required courses that total 14.4 CEUs:

  • CCE-PSCP0013 Human Resources Management
  • CCE-PSCP0010 Interpersonal & Intercultural Communication
  • CCE-PSCP0012 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • CCE-PALS0010 Coaching Skills for Leaders

You can choose electives from the options below to total at least 7.2 CEUs. Note that the courses vary in length. You will need to take different numbers of depending on the lengths of the courses you choose:

  • CCE-ADET0010 Train the Trainer (2.4 CEUs)
  • CCE-ADED0037 Workplace Diversity and Inclusion (1.2 CEUs)
  • CCE-COWR0013 Inclusive, Collaborative, Transparent: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Today (1.4 CEUs)
  • CCE-HEAL0010 - Neurodiversity and Mental Health in the Workplace and Community (1.5 CEUs)
  • CCE-HEAL0012 - Psychological Health in the Workplace: Managing Stress and Emotions (1.5 CEUs)
  • CCE-HEAL0011 - Mindfulness at Work (1.5 CEUs)
  • CCE-COWR0010 Engaging the Superpowers within Each Generation (0.8 CEUs)

Fees & Schedule

Tuition fees for the courses in this certificate vary according to the degree of interactivity and corresponding maximum class size, as well as course length. See each course for the applicable tuition fee.

The required courses start in September, January and April. Each course is offered at least once a year.

All courses are 12 weeks long, require a minimum of 36 hours of learning engagement and are worth 3.6 Continuing Education Units each.

The elective courses are run at various times throughout the year and range in length from 8 hours to 24 hours of learning.


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Additional Details


Minimum Required

144 Hour(s)

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72 Hour(s)

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