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Is this program right for you?

Be the one gathering intelligence and helping keep communities safe. If you are a law enforcement professional interested in advancing into a career as a senior investigator or intelligence analyst helping to prevent, detect or solve crimes, then this program is for you.


Complete a graduate-level certificate online on a part-time basis.


Gain specialized knowledge and applied skills to pursue vital careers in a rapidly growing field.

This graduate-level certificate is open to students who are interested in pursuing careers engaged in criminal investigation and analysis. 

Program strengths 

The program provides the specialized theoretical foundation and applied skills to function successfully as an analyst.

Graduates include current law enforcement officers pursuing specialized careers in criminal investigation and analysis, and new security and intelligence officers looking to obtain the specialized skills, training and knowledge to conduct investigations relating to cybersecurity, terrorism and other threats to public safety.



  • Key concepts in national security, criminal intelligence and business intelligence
  • The intelligence process and its various stages
  • Important issues in the Canadian Intelligence Community
  • Issues in intelligence such as counterintelligence, covert action, policymaking, oversight and accountability, ethics, failure and reform
  • Analytic techniques that have potential application to intelligence problems
  • Crime types and trends - Criminal activity, organizations and threats
  • Applied research for crime analysis in the law enforcement field
  • Crime analysis, data and data sources


Program Format

The program consists of five courses which are delivered entirely online one per semester sequentially, and takes approximately 18 months to complete.

The classes are asynchronous so students can access the course material 24/7, without having to login at a specific time.  However, the courses are not independent or self-study.  Each course is comprised of 13 weekly learning modules with pre-established due dates for assignments, discussion postings, and projects.  

Students typically log into the course at least three times per week and spend a minimum of 7-12 hours per week participating in discussions, readings, exercises, and assignments.  


Upcoming intakes

There is one intake each year in September.


Domestic tuition is $2,238.03 per course (from April 1, 2022)
International tuition is $3,357.07 per course (from April 1, 2022)


Additional Fees

Learner Services Fee $18.48 per course (from April 1, 2022)
Non-refundable application fee $75


Textbooks & Supplies

See the list of required textbooks.


STEP ONE - Apply for the Program

Students can apply by registering online at EducationPlannerBC and completing the online program application form.

STEP TWO - Submit Supporting Documents

Prepare and submit supporting documentation by mail or email to be received by the application deadline.

In Person or By Mail
Admissions Office
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4


Application Deadlines

You must submit complete applications, including all admission documentation, before June 28, 2023. 

Admission requirements

A bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited school.

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, you may be considered for program admission if you possess:

  • A minimum of two years of post-secondary education plus a minimum of five years of progressive and specialized experience working with the analysis of data and information. 


  • Eight to ten years of progressive and specialized experience working with the analysis of data and information (Dean/Director discretion). 

Refer to the Graduate Studies Application Supplement for more details.

Required Documents
  1. Official university transcript or required experience*
  2. Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one personal OR two professional references)
  3. Detailed resume
  4. Personal statement/Statement of Intent
  5. A current criminal record check
  6. A 500-1000 word essay on a related topic of choice (only required if you do not possess a bachelor's degree)
Financial aid & awards

Candidates for this program may be eligible for JIBC awards and bursaries including the JIBC General Student Bursary. All students are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact Student Services or the Financial Aid & Student Awards Advisor at

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to visit the International Students page or contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at


Transfer Credits & Prior Learning Credits

JIBC has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy. As part of the British Columbia public post-secondary system, JIBC is a full participant in the credit transfer system of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer.


Transfer Credit Opportunities

JIBC has a number of articulation agreements for transfer credit with Mercyhurst University, the Canadian Police College and BCIT.

Mercyhurst University - JIBC students may be eligible to transfer credits from the Intelligence Analysis or Tactical Criminal Analysis graduate certificate programs to the Master of Science in Applied Intelligence degree (online program) offered by the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences at Mercyhurst University

Canadian Police College - CPC students who successfully complete the CPC Tactical Criminal Intelligence Analysis course and/or the Strategic Analysis course may be eligible for transfer credit into JIBC's Intelligence Analysis or Tactical Criminal Analysis graduate certificate.

BCIT - Students who successfully demonstrate completion of the BCIT Bachelor of Technology, Forensic Investigation - Crime and Intelligence Analysis option, will receive six credits for JIBC's INTL-5100 Intelligence Theories & Applications, and INTL-5800 Intelligence Communications. These are two of the foundational courses in JIBC's Intelligence Analysis and Tactical Criminal Analysis Graduate Certificate programs.

Program FAQs

Q: Is it possible to use the credits from this graduate certificate towards a master's degree?
A: In partnership with leading universities specializing in intelligence analysis, JIBC graduates can apply their education towards completion of a master’s degree in the field.


Questions about Intelligence Analysis Programs?
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Alanna Wong was always interested in understanding crime, its causes, and contributing in some way to the safety and the well-being of the community.