Management Development for Police Services Certificate


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Designed in partnership with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), the University of Alberta Management Development Certificate for Police Services provides comprehensive and relevant management development education to participants currently involved in the field of law enforcement. 

Meeting the emerging needs of Law Enforcement, the program provides a comprehensive management development education with a variety of electives to allow participants to focus on areas of interest or need. Courses within this program cover leadership fundamentals, human resource management, financial management, strategic decision-making, and business communication. Our graduates are well equipped for leadership positions and can be relied upon for strong decision-making and leadership skills within the police service.

Program at a Glance

Program structure

5 core courses and a minimum of 117 hours of electives needed to graduate.

Location & Format

Classes held in downtown Edmonton.


2-3 years of part-time study.


Open to individuals currently employed within police jurisdictions as well as to those who intend to move into the police force, this program is designed for mid-level management professionals and for those aspiring to move into management, supervisory, and leadership positions.

Program Plan

This program is comprised of five core courses and 117 instructional hours of electives. Designed for part-time study, it can generally be completed within two to three years. Evening, weekend, and weekday learning opportunities are available to accommodate a variety of schedules. 

Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule in any given term. 

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate (3.5 or higher earns a certificate with distinction).


The requirements below apply to students enrolled in and after July 2016. If you entered the program prior to July 2013, please refer to the requirements that apply to your certificate.

  • Core courses (5)

    Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order.

    Human Resources Foundations
    Interpersonal Communications In Business
    Introduction To Management
    Organizational Behaviour
  • Elective courses (117 hours)

    Electives can be taken at any time during the program, provided that the appropriate prerequisites have been met.

Qualifications & Admission

Enrolling in the program is a requirement if you want to earn the certificate. You may apply for admission as you start your studies or, if you prefer, after you have taken one or more courses.

We are open to students with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Our expectation is that you have a commitment to learn and achieve your continuing education goals.

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now!


  1. Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to download the Application for Program Admission form.
  2. Submit your completed application, along with a $100 admission fee.

Tuition & Fees

  • A one-time application fee of $100 is required for admission into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes; courses are GST-exempt.
  • Some courses require a textbook at an additional cost.
  • This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Courses Offered

You can register for a course without enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course(s) you’ve taken will be applied toward your certificate. 

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person

Classes are held at Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Core courses

    Elective Courses