Application Process

Application Process

  1. 19 years of age or older;
  2. fluency in written and spoken English1,
  3. and qualified via one of two enrolment options:

OPTION ONE: Current Enforcement officer (see details below)

OPTION TWO: Non-enforcement officer (see requirements below)

Required Prerequisites for Entry for current enforcement officers.

  • 19 years of age or older;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English1, and
  • Current or past employment (6 months recent^ experience minimum) as an Animal Control Officer, Bylaw Officer, or equivalent law or enforcement official and
  • Employer authorization on enrolment form, or letter from previous employer stating relevant experience 

Complete and submit ACBT Enrolment Request Form A (Current Officer)

Payment options on this form include:

  1. Employer invoice: payment will be accepted via cheque, money order, or visa upon receipt of invoice.
  2. Personal payment: If you qualify as 'current enforcement' and are personally paying your enrolment and application fee please use this form, and select the personal payment option. You will be contacted regarding payment process. A $40 application fee also applies.

^ experience within the last calendar year

[1] Grade 12 English or equivalent language skills (ie.LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension or equivalent; Duolingo with 105 minimum)

Entry for non-enforcement officers

If you are wishing to enter the field of Animal Control or Bylaws, and wish to take this certificate program, please note that only 3 spaces are allocated each intake to non-enforcement officers. There is a screening process for entry, and successful applicants who meet all requirements will be entered into a draw for these seats with notification being sent of status no later than March 15, 2020.

STEPS:

  1. Review the Required Prerequisites for Entry below for non-enforcement officers.
  2. Complete and submit your application form for domestic or international students along with the required $40 application fee. You may also bring the form and pay in person at Langara College Continuing Studies, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver located in the A building.

  3. Complete and submit the Non-officer Enrolment Form B. This form may be submitted prior to having completed all the prerequisites, however all supporting documents will need to be received no later than March 5 to be considered as a possible candidate.
  • NOTE: Successful candidates will be notified via email on March 15. Program payment fees are due no later than 5 working days after notification of successful entry.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES

  • 19 years of age or older; fluency in written and spoken English1, and
  • The Langara one-day course "Introduction to Animal Control", and
  • A minimum of 2 documented Animal Control officer and/or a SPCA Officer ride-alongs (shadowing) within the last 6 months (or equivalent experience); and
  • Reference letter and short summary of your reasons for enroling and
  • Successful completion of JIBC Bylaw Level 1 (or equivalent).

[1] Grade 12 English or equivalent language skills ie.LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension or equivalent; Duolingo with 105 minimum