Seneca Polytechnic

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Advanced Investigations and Enforcement

Seneca Polytechnic

Faculty:King Campus
Degree:Certificate; Advanced
Field of Study:Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Length:8 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,032
International: $16,527


In this eight-month graduate certificate program, you will receive a combination of academic knowledge and hands-on training to pursue a dynamic career in public and private policing and investigations. With a focus on the development of advanced skills, you will be prepared for the challenges and rewards that come with investigations and law enforcement.

Seneca’s Advanced Investigation and Enforcement program uses hybrid and online strategies across our curriculum to deliver innovative and flexible learning focused on student needs, while also concentrating on the applied and professional skills needed for law enforcement and investigations (both public and private).

After successful completion of the first semester, you can apply for a training completion number. It will make you eligible to be tested, at your own expense, for the provincially regulated licence to be a private investigator. Additionally, by completing the Firearms Safety course, you will be eligible to apply for a Canadian Firearms License.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A recognized degree from an accredited institution in a relevant course of study (e.g. Criminology, Justice Studies, etc.); OR a postsecondary diploma in Police Foundations, Law and Security Administration, or other relevant course of study (e.g. Paralegal, etc.) from a recognized postsecondary institution; OR mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. English proficiency at the postsecondary level is required.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 02, 2023