Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills Courses
The Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills courses are designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to work within British Columbia's bylaw enforcement field.
Bylaw courses are offered in New Westminster, Victoria and Kelowna. Please click here to find course dates for Bylaw near you.
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Developed in consultation with experts in bylaw enforcement, the courses 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.
You will develop a 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. You will 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. 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.
These courses are for those:
- Currently working as BC bylaw enforcement / local government regulatory officers;
- Currently working as license inspectors (i.e. building, electrical, gas, plumbing)
- Seeking employment in the bylaw enforcement / licensing fields, or
- Seeking to qualify for a competitive position.
The courses use a blend of online learning (6 weeks online, approximately 14 hours per week) and face-to-face delivery. The format for each course is as follows:
Weeks 1-6 (online) includes approx. 14 hrs. per-week of self-directed reading, quizzes, discussions and assignments. There are no lectures delivered online.
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, in person for the face-to-face component for 3 days
To successfully complete both BLAW-1000 and BLAW-1005 courses, you must:
- Attend all training in full (i.e. online and in-person)
- Complete all learning requirements, including assignments, discussions, journals and quizzes, and achieve 70% or higher overall
|Course Name/Outline||Course Code||Credits||Days|
|Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills 1||BLAW-1000||3||First 6 weeks online followed by a 1-week break followed by 3 days of face-to-face learning on campus|
|Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills 2||BLAW-1005||3||First 6 weeks online followed by a 1-week break followed by 3 days of face-to-face learning on campus|
Note: Certain BLAW-1000 and BLAW-1005 sections will have an extra week break between the online and face-to-face components of the course due to Statutory holidays.
Bylaw Course Dates
The total cost to complete both courses is approximately $2,500.00 (includes BLAW-1000 and BLAW-1005.) For individual course pricing, click the links in the previous section.
There are no extra book or supply costs. All required course materials are supplied when you attend class.
International tuition rates are calculated at 3 times domestic rates.
To improve your chance of success in these courses, It is strongly recommended that you have a grade 12 or equivalent education, are fluent in the English language (written and oral), and have basic computer skills with reliable Internet access.
There is no application process for these courses.
You can register for courses online by clicking the course titles under Courses, above.
Be sure to register early, as classes fill quickly. To check current course availability, click the course link above or call student services at 604.528.5590.
|Online course: Do I have to be online at specific times/days?||No - login anytime day/night and as many times needed to complete the weekly schedule|
Last updated September 19, 2019