Post-Degree Diploma On Campus

Natural Resource Law Enforcement

Vancouver Island University

12 months
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The Post-Degree Diploma in Natural Resource Law Enforcement from Vancouver Island University allows students with degrees related to fish, wildlife, or natural resource science to specialize in natural resource law enforcement.  

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The Post Degree Diploma in Natural Resource Law Enforcement from Vancouver Island University is a full time, two semester face to face program; the program also includes a 2-week (10 day) practicum. 

Throughout the program experiential learning is emphasized and students have the opportunity to meet and engage with natural resource law officers during field and classroom-based projects and activities.

Educational Opportunity 

Graduates of the Post-Degree Diploma in Natural Resource Law Enforcement will have the skills and educational background requirements to enter directly into the workforce as natural resource law enforcement officers and inspectors in BC and elsewhere in Canada.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Resource Management Seminars
  • Selected Topics in Natural Resource Law Enforcement
  • Field Practicum
  • Fitness, Self Defense, Small Firearms Safety and Practice
  • Enforcement Project Report 
  • Legal and Investigative Procedures 
  • Legal and Investigative Procedures 
  • Court and Administrative Procedures 
  • Wildlife-Human Conflicts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree specializing in Wildlife, Fisheries, Natural Resources Conservation, Forestry, or a related field from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 2.33 on the last 60 credits.
  • Occupational Level 1 First Aid (or equivalent); must be valid for duration of program. 
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and Restricted PAL (RPAL) License; must be valid for duration of program.
  • Personal profile.
  • 2 completed referee forms. 
  • Interview.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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