1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 5006


Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey where law meets the great outdoors! Picture yourself patrolling lakes, trails, and forests by ATV, snowmobile, vessel, and helicopter, ensuring compliance of resource users. We need passionate individuals like you to make your mark protecting Canada’s natural resources with our one-year graduate certificate program.

Our program blends classroom learning with field exercises to help you further your skills for an impactful career. Get hands-on experience conducting vehicle stops, ticket writing, statement taking, court attendance, collection of evidence, surveillance, and completing inspections and investigations.

During Spring and Fall Field Camps, you’ll get the opportunity to work closely and network with local enforcement agencies including local RPAS operators, canine handlers, communication unit staff, and more.

Engage in realistic and interactive scenarios in our state-of-the-art simulation training lab to prepare you for on-the-job scenarios. Explore a variety of career paths including Conservation Officer, Park Warden, Fisheries Officer, Wildlife/Environmental Officer, and other resource compliance-related fields.

Ignite your passion with an exciting and fulfilling career that leaves a lasting impact on the future of our natural resources. Find the real you with our Natural Resource/Environmental Law – Inspection and Enforcement program.



    Accredited By ECO Canada

Accreditation of our School of Natural Environment programs provides formal validation of our commitment to high-quality education, accountability, and public trust. A program's curriculum is critically analyzed against national occupational standards to ensure it meets environmental industry needs. As of 2023, Natural Resource/Environmental Law - Inspection and Enforcement is one of our five programs to be accredited.

The programs have been accredited by the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada)  based on conformance with the National Accreditation Standard for Post-secondary Environmental Programs. The accreditation has been granted through the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC), an independent body that oversees ECO Canada’s post-secondary accreditation program.

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Gain Hands-On Experiential Learning

You will become familiarized with various levels of force response and apply them in a practical training environment. Practical skills applications include demonstration of various empty hand and control techniques, handcuffing and escorting procedures, search and seizure application, and deployment of use of force options including OC spray and baton. You will combine academic knowledge and practical skills through interactive decision-making training with the use of the MILO Use of Force Training Simulator. 

Requirements & Program Information

Completion of a 2-year diploma, advanced diploma or degree.

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Career Path

This graduate certificate program will prepare students to enter the profession of natural resource and/or environmental law compliance monitoring and enforcement as inspectors, investigators, enforcement officers, conservation officers, fisheries officers, park wardens and private industry/corporate environmental officers.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


For more information, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Elisa Muto, (705) 759-2554 ext 2464, elisa.muto@saultcollege.ca

Program Coordinator: Ryan Namespetra, (705) 759-2554 ext 2853, ryan.namespetra@saultcollege.ca

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