Bylaw Officer Course: Level 1

A small investment in time and money for an high-paying career.

About Our Bylaw Officer Course

Few training programs can offer you a pathway to a career in just 1-week. That’s exactly what the bylaw officer course can do for you. If you’re good with people, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and are a problem solver with a desire to peacefully find resolutions to potential conflicts, this may be just the program for you.

You don’t always have to pay a lot and invest years of your time to get a good job. This is the route for people who want a quicker, more affordable way to build a career. You’ll feel confident about your career opportunities when you have British Columbia's top Bylaw Officer as your instructor and connection to the industry.

The Bylaw Officer Course: Level 1 course will teach students about the court system in British Columbia and Canada. Students will learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, privacy legislation, human rights, the rules of evidence, civil/criminal liability, the Criminal Code of Canada, and federal, provincial, and municipal legislation, including various local government statutes.

Students will also learn note taking, report writing, statement taking and interviewing skills, as well as relevant communication and active listening skills. This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

Upon completion of the Bylaw Enforcement Officer Level 1 course, the successful student will develop and demonstrate the ability to:

  • Complete concise, accurate notes in a notebook
  • Interview witnesses/accused and complete a statement
  • Apply active listening skills when taking a statement or diffuse a tense situation
  • Apply the relevant law during their course of duty at a municipal level
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Career Opportunities for Bylaw Office Course Graduates

A Bylaw Officer is usually an employee of a municipality or regional district that performs administrative, inspectional, and regulatory work to enforce bylaws relating to property use, buildings, parking, business regulations, animal control, zoning, noise, sign, etc.

Candidates can expect to earn $25+ per hour and enjoy working both inside and outside of the office.


Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent Canadian qualification

If English is not a student’s mother tongue, they are required to have an IELTS level of 6.0 OR equivalent (in case of other testing standards) to be admitted to the course.

If on starting the program, their language proficiency proves to be significantly lower than what is expected of an IELTS 6.0, they will be required to take the 5 Star English course at Focus College before being able to continue with their program studies.

Students must have access to high-speed internet to access online classes with software like Zoom.

This bylaw officer course is completed in just one week!

Bylaw Officer Course Tuition Breakdown

Domestic Students International Students
Tuition: $995.00 Tuition: N/A
Application Fee: $250.00 Application Fee: N/A
Textbook Fee: $50.00 Archive Fee: N/A
Total: $1,295.00* Total: N/A**

Students who take this bylaw officer course level 1 and choose to enroll in the bylaw enforcement officer course level 2 will receive a $250 tuition discount.

**This program is only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents at this time.

Bylaw Office Course Level 1 Details

Hours of instruction: 40

Full-time duration: 1 week

Attendance Expectations: Students are required to maintain their attendance as per the FC attendance policy.

Graduation Requirements: To graduate, students must pass the AC program at a minimum Grade of 70%.

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I would highly recommend Focus College. Their great instructors cover all our questions and they offer small classes with hands-on learning. It’s a great place to learn.

Ira Orson, Focus College Graduate

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Focus College response to Covid-19

Updated March 16, 2020

Due to the current pandemic and the desire to protect the health of our students, Focus College is taking measures which incorporate social isolation.

For current students:

We are suspending our Advanced Diploma and Office Manager courses for the week of March 16-20th, to allow for temporary distance learning to be set up. If any students do not have access to a computer from home, we request that they notify the college immediately. Further information on how courses will be delivered will be available as the week goes on. Please monitor your student email for further information throughout the week.


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