Combine your education or work experience in criminal justice, law or conservation enforcement with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement program to enhance your skills in a specialized enforcement role.


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Future Students

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Our three-month Commercial Vehicle Enforcement credential is comprised of the same courses used to train CVE officers – so whether you’re looking to make an entry into a rewarding career or you’re a seasoned professional in the transportation industry, our credential will bring you up to speed on the latest regulations and industry standards.

You will gain the knowledge to a play an important role in road safety. And you can choose to take only the courses you need or take them all and earn your certificate.

Get in the driver’s seat and apply for the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement credential program today!

Career opportunities

The need for qualified commercial vehicle enforcement officers is great and your certificate will increase your chances of employment with commercial vehicle agencies across Canada, such as:

  • Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch
  • Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol
Starts In: Summer Term
Application Deadlines:

For current application status, terms being processed and application deadlines visit the Program Application Status page.

Duration: 3 month
Credential: Certificate
Course Code Title Credits

Note: Employees of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General must enrol in TRS-1151 (Officer Safety). External applicants and current Criminal Justice students will enrol in the alternative course, PED-1153 (Training and Personalized Fitness).




New students are accepted into the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement program in the Summer term.

General admission requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs as indicated in the Admissions section of this calendar.

Medical requirements

Although no physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry to the program, applicants are required to take a medical examination to ensure that their cardiovascular system is suitable to undertake strenuous exercise.

Prior learning assessment (PLA)

If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for prior learning assessment.

Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the Academic Upgrading program to upgrade their academic skills.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a certificate in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

Academic Year Tuition Fees Books & Supplies
Year 1 $3,170.00 $953.00 $65.00

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  • Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
  • Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
  • Tuition for international students is $12,170. The cost of additional fees, books and supplies is the same for all students.

Tailored to industry needs

You’ll be getting an education that perfectly meets the needs of the industry you’re looking to enter.

Since 1999, we’ve collaborated with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch on its recruit training. Our certificate program was even the first law enforcement recruit training program in North America to be recognized as a post-secondary credential. This means that in our program, you’ll be getting an education that perfectly meets the needs of the industry you’re looking to enter.

Hands-on, immersive learning

Video games in college?
Video games in college?

That's right! You’ll learn to make scenario-based decisions with video game-like technology.


Video games in college?

Using video game-like technology, judgment simulators improve your judgment, decision making, communication and observation skills using real-world, real-time scenarios. We’re one of the only post-secondary institutions in western Canada with this type of simulator technology.

The two simulators allow you to experience and respond to nearly 700 different scenarios that range from verbal compliance situations to lethal action outcomes, depending on your program. You could be dealing with an emotionally disturbed individual, a routine traffic stop that reveals a potential poacher, or a highly agitated youth threatening self-harm. The technology is dynamic enough that our instructors can build their own scenarios to meet the individual needs of their courses.

These real-life training scenarios emphasize the importance of improving your knowledge and skills for your chosen career path, giving you immediate feedback that allows you to acknowledge which skills may need a little extra attention. And spending time practicing real-world simulations gives you the tools and knowledge you’ll need to respond to everyday situations that arise once you’re on the job.

From here to there: alumni updates

Lethbridge College isn’t just a place to go to school – we’re a community that is here to support you from your initial interest in our program through to the moment you cross the stage at Convocation and beyond. Just take a look at where an LC education has taken some of our grads.

Sarah Brunschwiler

“It has been a busy year and a half since graduating. In fall 2015, I was hired to work for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement as a transport officer. It was great coming back to a familiar place, Lethbridge College, for three months of recruit training before moving to my posting in Slave Lake. On top of that, my husband and I were married last October; we did not know I would be in recruit training when we originally picked the date, but everything worked out and we had a great day.”

– From Winter 2017 Wider Horizons

Bill West

“I graduated from Lethbridge College in 1999. Lethbridge College gave me the foundation and tools I needed to start a career in law enforcement.”