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Alberta Peace Officer
Recertification Program

Recertify in all of the skillsets related to your authorities all at the same time! 

 

The Alberta Peace Officer Recertification Program enables you to maintain your peace officer qualifications quickly and easily by getting all your training done in one place at the same time. Tip of Spear has partnered with Control Concepts Canada to offer the most comprehensive training program in Alberta. The Control Concepts Canada Peace Officer Recertification program has been approved by Alberta Justice and is in the final stages of having the program officially accredited by Alberta Justice. Please note that it is not a requirement for this program to be accredited in order for us to deliver this program to Alberta Peace Officers.

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Alberta Peace Officer Recertification Program

Alberta Peace Officers (POs) are responsible for assessing, monitoring, and providing a variety of services to the communities in which you serve. In your role as a Peace Officer, it is important that you maintain your competency level in the high risk/low frequency skill areas throughout your career. The Recertification Program contains all the training needed for Alberta Peace Officers to recertify in the skills related to their authorities to maintain their qualifications.  In this Recertification Program, we will review the key competencies relating to law, legislation, communication, baton, oleoresin capsicum (OC), and officer safety tactics. We will also provide you with an opportunity to apply and practice your knowledge and skills in a variety of scenarios.

 

Tip of Spear is proud to partner with Control Concepts Canada to deliver a Recertification Program, to assist Alberta Peace Officers in doing what they love: continuing to keep their communities safe as peace officers. The program has been carefully developed over the past few years and utilizes the most innovative, best practices from multiple subject matter experts in the field of use of force and law enforcement high-risk situations. This training prepares an officer to bring a new lens of diversity and inclusion to the ever-changing environments an officer experiences in their career. This program has been designed to provide you with the most up to date information and tactics to ensure your safety as you learn the techniques and skills taught during this training. 

 

This blended in-person and online learning model provides an all-in learning experience to ensure your agency’s officer competencies are met as per the legislative requirements. Information will be required to be recalled and applied by combining motor-skill practice and non-motor skill material in order to demonstrate that you have met the objectives of each section. Material that you are covering here will be interweaved so that the concepts are interconnected as to avoid training silos and promote long term learning.

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for taking the Recertification Program are as follows: 

  • Provide proof of current appointment along with your authorities. You will be required to provide a copy of a letter of employment from your employer with your authorities stated.

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Program Overview

The Alberta Peace Office Recertification Program includes all educational content required to recertify all of your skills and authorities. The program contains three interconnected components: online modules, in-person skillsets and realistic scenarios. A written exam and practical exam are also included and must be passed to obtain certification.

Duration: 8+ hours online training + 15+ hours in-person training

Tuition: $365 + GST per person + optional training

Certification: From Tip of Spear & Control Concepts Canada

The Tip of Spear/Control Concepts Canada program has been approved by Alberta Justice and we are in the final stages of having the program officially accredited by Alberta Justice. Please note that it is not a requirement for this program to be accredited in order for us to deliver this program to Alberta Peace Officers.

Recertification: Required every 3 years

Goals:

  • Be recertified in the following: Pressure Point Control Tactics and intermediate weapons (Baton and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC))

  • Refresh your understanding of the key competencies relating to legislation, communication and officer safety tactics

  • Learn the latest innovative best practices in science and application of skills

  • Apply and practice your knowledge and skills in a variety of realistic scenarios

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Online Modules

  • 2 Modules + 1 optional elective

  • 8+ Hours

  • Online, self-paced

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Physical Skillsets

  • 5 Skillsets

  • 12+ Hours

  • In-person, group training

  • Register once online training is complete

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Realistic Scenarios + Testing

  • 3 exams

  • 3 Hours

  • Multiple realistic scenarios combining all skills

  • In-person, group training

  • Registration included with physical skillsets training

Program Curriculum

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Online Modules

The online learning component includes 2 modules, and takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Each module also has a quiz which must be passed with at least 80%.

Physical Skillsets

The in-person training includes learning 5 physical skillsets and takes approximately 12 hours to complete. There is a physical test which must be passed with at least 80%. Please note that if you do not have the authorities to carry Baton and OC Spray, you will not be trained in these skills.

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Realistic Scenarios + Testing

The lifelike scenario-based training is intended to put you in a variety of situations to practice using the new knowledge you have learned, to keep yourself and others safe, for the best possible outcome. These are dynamic, engaging, and help prepare you for the job.

There is a written use of force exam and a practical skills assessment in which all physical skills, plus decision-making scenarios will be tested combining all skills and knowledge. A passing grade of 80% on all three exams are required to receive a recertification certificate. 

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Optional Electives

You also have the ability to pick and choose which optional electives you can take, which should align with your authorities and existing certifications.

How to take the Recertification Program

The course includes online learning modules and in-person physical skillsets plus scenario-based training. The online learning modules, which can be completed at your own pace and convenience, must be completed first before attending the in-person practical training.

Step 1: Complete the online learning modules

Complete the online learning modules and quizzes in order to qualify to attend the in-person training. Registration is now open! Start the program anytime. Start today!

 

 

Step 2: Attend In-person Training

Once you start the online training, you will be given a link to register for the in-person training. You will be given several training dates to choose from. The training will take place over 2 days, at Tip of Spear Academy in Edmonton, Alberta. Please note that you must have your online training completed at least 7 days prior to the in-person training.

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Upcoming In-Person Training Dates

Once you start your online training, you will be able to register for one of the following in-person training dates. Please note that you must have completed your online training no later than 7 days prior to your in-person training to qualify to take the training on that date.

  • May 27-28/23

  • June 3-4/23

  • June 24-25/23

  • July 22-23/23

  • July 29-30/23

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LET'S GET STARTED!

Start your training today! Register now to start taking the online portion of the program.

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Still have questions?

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for a list of common questions and their answers.

Not sure if you qualify?

Contact Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Peace Officer program

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-3457
Email: peaceofficerinfo@gov.ab.ca

Website: https://www.alberta.ca/peace-officers-overview.aspx

Have other questions about the program?

Send us an email! info@tipofspear.ca

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