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Is this program right for you?

Be an effective negotiator. If you're looking for a program that teaches a collaborative approach to negotiation that involves searching for mutually satisfactory solutions, this program is for you.

Explore Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 

This specialization provides an excellent opportunity to explore the broad field of conflict resolution, with an emphasis on negotiation skills.

Self-Paced Program

Learn at your own pace. Take courses when they fit your schedule.

Leaders, managers, dispute resolution practitioners and those wishing to become more influential in their interpersonal relationships.

People who want to learn more about the process and practice of collaborative conflict resolution. 


Program Strengths

This specialization provides an excellent opportunity to explore the broad field of conflict resolution, with an emphasis on negotiation skills. 

It equips graduates with the concepts and skills to improve personal and working relationships by learning how to handle conflict more constructively.

Students learn the foundations of collaborative conflict resolution with a focus on self-awareness in conflict. They apply this understanding and knowledge in a problem solving/negotiation setting that involves looking for mutually satisfactory solutions. 

Program electives allow students to specialize and expand their learning in a variety of contexts related to negotiation. 

What You Need to Graduate

Seven required courses (10 credits), five elective courses (5 credits), and three general elective courses (3 credits).


Some courses are offered online.

One day is equivalent to seven credit hours where one credit is comprised of 14 hours.

Single courses in the Certificate Program are available for individual enrollment. 

Participants should complete the program within two to three years. Full attendance is required.  


Program Format

The certificate program is comprised of a total of 252 hours or 36 days of training and an assessment. 

Core courses are scheduled several times throughout the year although electives are scheduled less frequently. Students can take classes individually on a one-off basis or complete the entire certificate.

Three-day (21 hours) online courses take six to seven weeks to complete. 


Tuition for the program is approximately $8,350.


Additional Fees 

Certificate Enrolment Fee $125
Learner Services Fee (price dependent on course locations)


Textbooks & Supplies

Course manuals are supplied when you attend class. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised when you register for the program.



Candidates for this program may be eligible for JIBC awards and bursaries. For more information, please contact the Student Services Centre directly at or call 604.528.5762.



STEP 1 - Apply to the Program

After checking course availability, apply online and submit your completed application form


Student Services
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4


STEP 2 - Register for Courses

After your application has been submitted, please register for courses.


Important Dates

This is an open enrolment program. There are no application deadlines or set start dates. 


Admission Requirements

The courses and certificate are open to anyone. There are no formal admission requirements.


Financial aid & awards

Candidates for this program may be eligible for JIBC awards and bursaries.

For more information, contact Student Services.


International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at


Q: Who should take this program?

A: Managers, team leaders, business owners, negotiators, conflict resolution practitioners, human resources professionals, any individual in a leadership position, or any individual who wants to improve their communication skills.


Q: What if I want to take one of your courses but do not want to pursue a certificate? 

A: That's fine. All of our courses are available individually, and you can mix and match the classes depending on your learning needs. After each course, you will receive a letter of attendance. After completing the program requirements, you will receive your certificate.