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Transition: Peace Officer Level 2 to Level 1

The Alberta Justice and Solicitor General is eliminating the CPO2 appointment as of December 31, 2022.

UPDATE: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General is permitting an extension for CPO2s who receive approval on a case-by-case basis to complete their transition training and application by April 30, 2023. Contact Alberta Justice and Solicitor General directly to request approval for an extension at:


Learn more about how to complete the transition from CPO2 to CPO1 in this article.

Tip of Spear is proud to partner with Control Concepts Canada to deliver a Bridging Program, to assist Level 2 peace officers in doing what they love: continuing to work as peace officers. The Bridging Program provides the upgraded training these peace officers need to become a Level 1 peace officer and continue in their roles.

Registration is now open and closes on April 12, 2023.  Complete the online learning modules and quizzes by February 7th in order to qualify to attend the in-person training. 

In-person training runs April 20 - April 26, 2023.

Bridging Program

The Tip of Spear Bridging Program contains all the training needed to transition an Alberta Peace Officer from CPO level 2 to CPO Level 1. 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 interleaved so that the concepts are interconnected as to avoid training silos and promote long term learning.


In order to take the Bridging Program and complete your transition from CPO2 to CPO1, the following things must be completed first:

  1. Pass the physical PARE test, or other approved physical test in the past 6 months. A listing of approved testing facilities is available online. You will be required to provide a copy of your completion certificate. See our FAQ for a list of other approved physical tests.

  2. Provide proof of current appointment. You will be required to provide a copy of a letter of employment from your employer, or badge number. It is NOT a requirement for your employer to upgrade your position to a CPO1 appointment.

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Program Overview

The Bridging Peace Office Program includes all educational content required to upgrade your Alberta Peace Officer Level 2 status to Peace Officer Level 1 status. 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: 50 self-paced hours + 7 days in-person training

Tuition: $1999 + GST per person

Certification: From Tip of Spear & Control Concepts Canada (approved and recognized by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General)

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Online Modules

  • 16 Modules

  • 50 Hours

  • Online, self-paced

  • Start Now!

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Physical Skillsets

  • 12 Skillsets

  • 40 Hours

  • In-person, group training

  • Register once online training is complete

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Realistic Scenarios

  • Multiple scenarios

  • 10 Hours

  • In-person, group training

  • Registration included with physical skillsets training

Program Curriculum

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Online Modules

The online learning component includes 16 modules from 7 categories, and takes approximately 50 hours to complete. Each module also has a quiz which must be passed with at least 80%.

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Physical Skillsets

The in-person training includes learning 12 physical skillsets, and takes approximately 40 hours to complete. There is a physical test which must be passed with at least 80%.


Realistic Scenarios

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 other safe, for the best possible outcome. These are dynamic, engaging, and help prepare you for the job.

How to Take the Bridging 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 by April 18th in order to qualify to attend the in-person training. Registration is now open and closes on April 12, 2023. Start the program anytime. Start today!



Step 2: In-person Training April 20 - April 26, 2023

Once you complete the online training, you will be given a link to register for the in-person training. The training will take place over 7 days, from April 20th - April 26th, 2023 at Tip of Spear Academy in Edmonton, Alberta.



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

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


Have other questions about the program?

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