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
  • trained exclusively at the Training Academy

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 program if it’s:

  • new and has never been reviewed
  • near the end of its 5-year ‘accredited’ status
  • been modified since it was accredited

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 how to:

  • prepare the submission package for your peace officer training program
  • meet the standards that are required for your program to be accredited

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. Email you an ‘Approval’ letter for your program.

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.

Contact

To 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: jsg.accreditation@gov.ab.ca