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Accreditation for peace officer training

Find out if your organization’s training program for Alberta or community peace officers needs to be accredited.

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Overview

The Training Academy accredits – through its review and approval process – the training programs for officers appointed under the Peace Officer Act:

  • Alberta peace officers
  • community peace officers

Correctional peace officers are:

  • employed by the Alberta government
  • provided authority under The Corrections Act

The Training Academy accredits peace officer training programs for up to 5 years to ensure that participants:

  • get the knowledge and skills they need
  • take training that aligns with best practices for adult learning
  • complete assessments to show what they’ve learned

Program review

Effective October 1, 2023, accreditation becomes mandatory for all training courses within the criteria outlined below. After this date, non-accredited courses submitted to the Peace Officer Program as proof of training completion will no longer be accepted.

The Training Academy must review your peace officer training if it includes:

  • vehicle training, including traffic stops, emergency vehicle operations, and more
  • communication skills, including verbal and non-verbal de-escalation and court testimony
  • use of force and physical control tactics, including baton, OC spray and handcuffing
  • report writing and note taking
  • legal studies, including peace officer authorities, limitations and jurisdiction
  • other equipment as approved by the Director of Law Enforcement, such as shotguns and pepperball devices

Refer to the Accreditation Guidelines which outlines the process and requirements for training program reviews, including supporting documentation to assist with the process.

Get your training program reviewed

Step 1. Download the guidelines

Accreditation guidelines for peace officer training programs

Step 2. Prepare your program package

Read the Accreditation Guidelines document carefully. It explains:

  • the minimum standards that are required for your program to receive accreditation
  • how to prepare the submission package for your peace officer training program

Step 3. Submit your program package

Send your program package to the Training Academy by using one of these methods:

  • USB flash drive
  • email
  • Alberta government file transfer service

The Accreditation Guidelines document explains each submission method in detail.

After you submit the package

The Training Academy will:

  1. Email you confirmation that your program package has been received.
  2. Review your program package.
  3. If necessary, contact you about required changes to your program. You’ll have 6 months to make the changes and resubmit your program package.
  4. Mail you an accreditation certificate.

Our timeline to review your training program is based on many factors. These include how closely your program meets the standards in the Accreditation Guidelines document.

Accredited training programs

List of all current accredited training courses in Alberta.

  • Vehicle training

    Including, but not limited to, traffic stops, emergency vehicle operations, commercial vehicle training, etc.

    5th Wheel & Receiver Hitch Safe Trailering

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until July 5, 2024

    Safe Trailering: Train the Trainer

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until July 5, 2024

    Weights and Dimensions (Alberta)

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until November 7, 2024

    Drivers’ Hours of Service (Federal)

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until November 24, 2024

    Trip Inspection for NSC Regulated Commercial Vehicles

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until November 28, 2024

    Cargo Securement for National Safety Code (NSC) Regulated Vehicles

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until November 29, 2024

    AHS Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP)

    • Training provider: Alberta Health Services
    • valid until January 13, 2025

    NSC Driver-Supervisor Course

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until July 22, 2025

    Commercial Vehicle Weights and Dimensions

    Provincial Hours of Service (Alberta)

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until October 19, 2026

    Driver Fatigue and Trip Management

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until March 7, 2027

    Commercial Vehicle Weights and Dimensions

    Fleet Vehicle Inspection Course

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until April 4, 2027

    Traffic Stop Safety

    • Training provider: Alberta Defensive Tactics Training Inc. | Email: [email protected]
    • valid until February 2, 2028

    High Risk Vehicle Stops

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until July 4, 2028

    Cargo Securement Enforcement

    Executive Protection Officer Training

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until September 25, 2028

    Safe Driving in Adverse Conditions

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Facilities and Fleet Services
    • valid until October 27, 2028

    Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)

    Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulations (CVDWR)

  • Communication

    Including, but not limited to, verbal and non-verbal skills, de-escalation techniques and court testimony.

    AHS Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP)

    • Training provider: Alberta Health Services
    • valid until January 13, 2025

    Principle Based Subject Control

    Strategic De-escalation Communication

    • Training provider: Convergent Solutions | Email: [email protected]
    • valid until June 17, 2026

    Control Tactics and Survival Skills – Level 2

    Tactical Communication

    • Training provider: Convergent Solutions | Email: [email protected]
    • valid until May 31, 2028

    Executive Protection Officer Training

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until September 25, 2028
  • Use of Force & Control or Defensive Tactics

    Including, but not limited to, theories, physical training, intermediate weapons and firearms.

    AHS Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP)

    • Training provider: Alberta Health Services
    • valid until January 13, 2025

    Shocknife Spontaneous Edged Weapon Defense

    Principle Based Subject Control

    Sabre Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Aerosol Projector

    Sabre Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Aerosol Projector Re-certification

    Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) Operator Course

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until December 6, 2026

    Control Tactics and Survival Skills – Level 2

    High Risk Vehicle Stops

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until July 4, 2028

    OC Spray and Baton Certification

    Executive Protection Officer Training

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until September 25, 2028

    2023 Sheriffs Branch Pistol Re-qualification

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until October 13, 2028

    Threat Pattern Recognition, Use of Force

    Benelli Shotgun Operator Course

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until January 24, 2029

    2024-25 Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) Recertification Operator Course

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until March 18, 2029
  • Report writing and note taking

    AHS Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP)

    • Training provider: Alberta Health Services
    • valid until January 13, 2025
  • Legal studies

    Including, but not limited to, peace officer authorities (legislation & policies), limitations and jurisdiction.

    AHS Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP)

    • Training provider: Alberta Health Services
    • valid until January 13, 2025

    Arrest Without Warrant (eLearning)

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until June 8, 2028

    Executive Protection Officer Training

    • Training provider: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Sheriffs Branch
    • valid until September 25, 2028
  • Other equipment

    Specialized equipment, such as shotgun and pepperball devices for animal control.

    Pepperball TCP Operator Certification

    Pepperball TCP User Certification

    • Training provider: REGen Coaching & Consulting | Email: [email protected]
    • valid until April 20, 2026

    Community Peace Officer Shotgun Training

    Shotgun Operator's Course

    Advanced Animal Apprehension, Handling & Self-Defence – Level 2

    Community Peace Officer Shotgun Operator Course

    Community Peace Officer Shotgun Operator Re-certification

    Community Peace Officer Shotgun Operator Course

    • Training provider: contact Wes Kardash | Email: [email protected]
    • valid until March 18, 2027

    Community Peace Officer Shotgun Operator Re-certification

    Shotgun Operator Course

    Shotgun Re-certification

    Shotgun Re-certification

    PepperBall® Launcher Operator’s Course

Contact

Connect with the Training Academy:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-6598
Email: [email protected]

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