Short Certificate

Bylaw Officer 1

About the Program

Few training programs can offer you a pathway to a career in just 1-week. That’s exactly what the Bylaw Enforcement Officer 1 program 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 Kelowna’s top Bylaw Officer as your instructor and connection to the industry. Focus on your goal and we’ll get you the skills you need to make it a reality.  

The Bylaw Enforcement Officer 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.

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

Career Opportunities

A Bylaw Enforcement 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.  

Who Will Benefit?

Anyone who is hoping to jump right into a career with minimal investment of time and money.  


Minimum 18 years of age or out of school for a minimum of 1 year

In the case of students from non-English-speaking countries/territories, students will have to demonstrate their English proficiency at a minimum IELTS Band level of 6.0 or equivalent. (In a case where a prospective student has no proof of English proficiency or an English proficiency level below IELTS Band 6.0, that student will be required to take the Focus College ESL “Crash Course”)


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  • On campus delivery in Kelowna or Surrey
  • Students must obtain 70% or higher on the quizzes and reviews and must also demonstrate to the instructor that the concepts have been understood.

Note: Any supplies will be provided by the College.

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Get in touch with us at 250-861-5808 (Kelowna) or 778-624-5808 (Surrey)

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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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