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Conservation Enforcement

Start Date: August
Length: 16 weeks
Location: Atlantic Police Academy
Credential: Certificate, Conservation Enforcement Officer
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level

  • Minimum one year post-secondary education

  • 19 years of age by program start date

  • Successful completion of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). The applicant is responsible for this cost. Testing for applicants from the Maritimes is held in PEI. This test will be arranged by Holland College Admissions.

  • Completion of an APA Medical Form

  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent resident status

  • Valid Class 5 (cars and light trucks) driver’s license (students holding restricted or graduated licenses must abide by the conditions of the license)

  • Three letters of reference, not from family members

  • Immunization Verification Form (download PDF or MS Word). Required after acceptance

  • Certification in swimming – “Swim to Survive” or equivalent

  • Standard First Aid,  CPR Level C  and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must be valid for the duration of the program

  • Pleasure craft operator’s certificate

  • Successful completion of the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

  • Successful completion of Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE)

  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTE: Preference is given to candidates who are qualified Forestry, Wildlife, Fishery, or Environmental Technicians or graduates of a renewable resource program. If you do not have a two-year diploma in one of these areas, your employment options may be limited.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,214
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Books $ 300
Lab Fee $ 300
Uniform $ 1,350
Dry Cleaning $ 20
CPKN Course $ 30
Body Armour $ 1,000
Accommodations/Meal Plan $ 3,586
Graduation Fee $ 90
Total $ 11,468
   
Due upon registration $ 11,468

Additional requirements/expenses

 
1 pair black polishable shoes – Military or Police Style

2 long sleeve plain white dress shirts suitable to wear a black tie. (no button down collars)

1 pair of black dress pants

1 pair quality running shoes

3 pairs black socks

1 black tie – plain, single color/no patterns (clip on preferred)

varies
Towels and personal toiletry articles varies
1 alarm clock or clock radio $20
1 mouth guard piece varies

Provincial and federal conservation wildlife and parks enforcement authorities.

Program Overview


In the Conservation Enforcement program you will take courses in topics such as conservation investigations, defensive driving and traffic control, national use of force framework, scenario/reality based training, and professional patrol tactics. After completing on the job training, you will be prepared to work in natural resource agencies as a conservation enforcement officer and in other related fields of enforcement and security throughout Canada. 

Conservation Enforcement students are required to live in residence for the duration of their training, except when they are in on the job training.
 

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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