Community Justice Worker

The Community Justice Worker applied certificate will provide you with an excellent foundation to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice as a Justice Worker or with an Alternative Measures program, with various agencies. This applied certificate will also give you the option to transfer into the Justice Studies program with a specialty in the Correctional Studies diploma or the Indigenous Police Foundations diploma.

You can take the courses for this applied certificate program through the School of Continuing Education. Develop your skills while you continue to work. 

Community Justice Worker is an applied certificate program which gives you practical, applicable knowledge and skills in:

  • writing in the public safety sector
  • criminal justice system
  • criminal law
  • addictions and mental health
  • interpersonal violence
  • managing clients in public safety settings

Career and salary information

Your career

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for employment in a variety of public safety settings. Because our program works closely in partnership with justice agencies, our graduates are encouraged to apply to various entry-level job postings in the field of corrections, RCMP, municipal police agencies, First Nations communities, and outreach and alternative measures agencies.

Note: As a condition of employment students interested in a career as a community justice worker may be required to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) or other security requirements deemed necessary by the employer. 

If you have a criminal record for which a record suspension (pardon) has not been granted, or a matter that is currently before the courts, you may be ineligible for employment.

For more information, contact Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.

Part-time delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.

To register for individual courses, please view the part-time offerings available in the Courses section below.


Admission requirements

  • Grade 12
  • English Language Requirement
  • Note: You do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program. Courses are taken through Continuing Education. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate.

Alternative admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.


Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 240 Reading
  • 238 Writing


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

Admission method

Not applicable at this time. 

Tuition and fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

2023-24 academic year

See individual courses.


Get credit for what you know

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

  • course transfers to Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Correctional Studies diploma program and Youth Care Worker certificate and diploma programs

Student awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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Additional information

For more information, email or call 306-659-4418.