Overview

The Justice and Solicitor General 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

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

Table 1. List of all current accredited training courses in Alberta.

Training provider and contact Course title Expiry
Alberta Health Services Community Peace Officer Level 2 Recruit Training March 12, 2023
DKR Consulting

Email: [email protected]
Community Peace Officer Level 2 Legal Studies March 22, 2023
Justice and Solicitor General, Sheriffs Branch Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Certification Course October 4, 2023
Environment and Parks, Environmental Enforcement Branch Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Certification Course March 11, 2024
Strategic Enforcement

Email: [email protected]
Traffic Stops Tactics June 10, 2024
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services 5th Wheel & Receiver Hitch Safe Trailering Course July 5, 2024
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Safe Trailering: Train the Trainer Course July 5, 2024
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Weights and Dimensions (Alberta) Course November 7, 2024
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Cargo Securement for National Safety Code (NSC) Regulated Vehicles Course November 29, 2024
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Drivers’ Hours of Service (Federal) Course November 24, 2024
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Trip Inspection for NSC Regulated Commercial Vehicles November 28, 2024
SETCAN Corporation

Email: [email protected]
Shocknife Spontaneous Edged Weapon Defense Course January 13, 2025
Alberta Health Services AHS Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP) January 13, 2025
SETCAN Corporation

Email: [email protected]
Principle Based Subject Control Course June 3, 2025
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services NSC Driver-Supervisor Course July 22, 2025
Leduc County Enforcement Services Sabre Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Aerosol Projector Course September 9, 2025
DKR Consulting

Email: [email protected]
Transition Training Program: Legal Studies November 12, 2025
The Town of High Level, Enforcement Services Pepperball TCP Operator Certification Course March 22, 2026
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Weights and Dimensions: Train the Trainer Course March 22, 2026
The City of Calgary, Community Standards Transition Training Program March 23, 2026
REGen Coaching & Consulting

Email: [email protected]
Pepperball TCP User Certification Course April 20, 2026
V3X Global Solutions LTD. Community Peace Officer Shotgun Training April 21, 2026
Leduc County Enforcement Services Sabre Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Aerosol Projector
Re-Certification Course
June 3, 2026
Convergent Solutions

Email: [email protected]
Strategic De-escalation Communication Course June 17, 2026
Grande Prairie County, Regional Enforcement Services Commercial Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Course October 15, 2026
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Provincial Hours of Service (Alberta) Course October 19, 2026
Grande Prairie County, Regional Enforcement Services Shotgun Operator's Course November 16, 2026
Justice and Solicitor General, Sheriffs Branch Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) User Course December 6, 2026
Enforcement Training Academy Advanced Animal Apprehension, Handling & Self-Defence – Level 2 January 11, 2027
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Driver Training Trip Management Course March 7, 2027
The Town of Westlock,
Municipal Enforcement Services
Community Peace Officer Shotgun Operator Course March 17, 2027
The Town of Westlock,
Municipal Enforcement Services
Community Peace Officer Shotgun Operator Recertification Course March 17, 2027
Wes Kardash

Email: [email protected]
Community Peace Officer Service Shotgun Operator's Course March 18, 2027
Wes Kardash

Email: [email protected]
Community Peace Officer Shotgun Recertification Course March 18, 2027
Wes Kardash

Email: [email protected]
Commercial Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Course March 18, 2027
Justice and Solicitor General, Facilities and Fleet Services Fleet Vehicle Inspection Course April 4, 2027
Lac La Biche County, Enforcement Services Shotgun Operator's Course  June 22, 2027
County of Grande Prairie Regional Enforcement Services Shotgun Recertification Course July 13, 2027

Contact

Connect with the Justice and Solicitor General 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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