Please note all BLAW-1000 current and future courses will be delivered 100% in an online format. The course delivery will be 6 weeks of self-paced online learning, followed by a 1 week break, followed by 3 days of full-time virtual learning in Blackboard Collaborate.
Please note all BLAW-1005 current and future courses will be delivered in a hybrid format until further notice. The course delivery will be 6 weeks of self-paced online learning, followed by a 1 week break, followed by 3 days of full-time learning at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster campus.
Is this course right for you?
Be the one making our communities safer. If you'd like to learn more about bylaws and you're working as a bylaw enforcement or local government regulatory officer, license officer, or are seeking employment in the bylaw enforcement or licensing fields, this program is for you.
Expand Your Enforcement Knowledge
Students develop in-depth knowledge and awareness of relevant legislation, learn compliance and enforcement options, learn about drafting and amending bylaws, and how to apply for and execute warrants.
Deepen Your Investigative Skills
The program teaches complex interview and investigative skills, how to present evidence in legal and non-legal proceedings, and how to exercise discretion in decision-making.
- People who are seeking employment in the bylaw enforcement/ licensing fields
- Anyone seeking to qualify for a competitive position
- BC bylaw enforcement/local government regulatory officers
- Licensed inspectors (i.e. building, electrical, gas, plumbing)
The courses are designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to work within British Columbia's bylaw enforcement field.
They have been developed in consultation with experts in bylaw enforcement and reflect current practice and trends in the profession, uses practitioner-led training, and meets the needs of BC's many diverse municipalities while providing provincially-recognized training qualifications.
- Develop in-depth knowledge and awareness of relevant legislation
- Learn compliance and enforcement options
- Learn how to draft and amend bylaws
- Learn how to apply for and execute warrants
- Develop complex interview and investigative skills
- Understand how to present evidence in legal and non-legal proceedings
- Learn how to exercise discretion in decision-making
You will gain the skills and knowledge used to defuse emotionally-charged situations, manage personal safety and the safety of others, and become more aware of community issues. Issues connected to diversity, mental health, and homelessness will be discussed.
Students gain deep knowledge and awareness of relevant legislation, learn compliance and enforcement options, draft and amend bylaws, and learn how to apply for and execute warrants.
They develop complex interview and investigative skills, understand how to present evidence in legal and non-legal proceedings, and learn how to exercise discretion in decision making.
Students gain the skills and knowledge used to defuse emotionally charged situations, manage personal safety and the safety of others, and become more aware of community issues. Issues connected to diversity, mental health, and homelessness are discussed.
What You Need to Graduate
- Attend all training in full (i.e. online and in-person).
- Complete all learning requirements, including assignments, discussions, journals and quizzes.
- Achieve a minimum overall grade of 70%.
The courses use a blend of online learning (six weeks online, approximately 14 hours per week) and in-person delivery.
Weeks one to six (online) includes approximately 14 hours per week of self-directed reading, quizzes, discussions and assignments. There are no lectures delivered online.
The format for each course is as follows:
- Week 1: Online
- Week 2: Online
- Week 3: Online
- Week 4: Online
- Week 5: Online
- Week 6: Online
- Week 7: Break
- Week 8: On-campus for the three-day in-person component
The current tuition fee is $1326.54 for BLAW-1000 and BLAW-1005.
Textbooks & Supplies
There are no extra book or supply costs. All required course materials are supplied when you attend class.
There is no application process for these courses.
Register online for courses by selecting the course title in the courses section of this website.
This is an open enrolment program. There are no application deadlines or set start dates.
There is no application process for these courses. Register early, as classes fill quickly.
- Grade 12 English (or equivalent education) and fluency in the English language (written and oral)
- Basic computer skills with reliable Internet access (strongly recommended)
Financial aid & awards
Financial aid and awards are not available for this program.
International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Who should take this program?
A: The course is for people working as BC bylaw enforcement or local government regulatory officers, those working as license inspectors (i.e. building, electrical, gas, plumbing), individuals seeking employment in the bylaw enforcement or licensing fields, and those interested in updating their qualifications with the goal of attaining a competitive position in a related field.
Q: Is the course offered online?
A: This course is offered in a hybrid blend, with six weeks of self directed online learning followed by a one week break, followed by three days of face-to-face learning at one of our JIBC campuses.
Q: Do I have to be online at specific times or days?
A: No. You may log in at your convenience to complete the weekly online self-directed learning.
Q: Are books and course manuals included in the tuition fees?
A: Course manuals are supplied when you attend the face-to-face portion of the course.
While we must all remain vigilant against the COVID-19 global pandemic, JIBC is now ready to resume limited face-to-face training for first responder and social justice professionals in cases where learning outcomes cannot be achieved remotely.
We have developed a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan and are pleased to be able to provide limited, small-enrolment programming with protocols designed to reduce the likelihood of infection transmission. However, it is important for everyone to understand that choosing to participate in any face-to-face activity (at school, work, or socially) requires you to consider the risk to your own social circle and to also accept a responsibility to others on our campuses.
As such, if you choose to participate in any face-to-face activity, you will be required to complete a form in which you will acknowledge that: (i) you will review certain health and safety training materials; (ii) you have certain responsibilities to ensure a safe working environment for all participants; and (iii) there are certain risks associated with choosing to participate in any face-to-face activity, and that you are prepared to accept those risks.