Canadian Credible Leadership Series

Develop competencies in leadership at your own pace that will allow you to best serve your organization and your community with the cost-effective and self-driven Canadian Credible Leadership Series.

Canadian Credible Leadership Is

Easy to Access

Course content, textbook, and pdf resources are all available exclusively online. You can spend as much time on each module as you need and can access the materials, workbook activities and supporting materials 24/7. All this means you can complete the course at your own pace.

Cost Effective

The average cost of a public safety leadership course in Canada is $3000.00. The high price tag means training multiple members is cost prohibitive. You can now access training that has been customized for a Canadian audience and train multiple people within your security and public safety organization at a fraction of the cost! This program, available in the the US for $800.00 USD, is available through PSKN for $500.00 CAD.


There are no pre-requisites to enroll in this course. It can be used independent of other training, or used to enhance other leadership education including mentoring, in class learning, and on the job assignments. All that is needed to complete the course is a computer and internet access. How you choose to use the material is based on your own organizational needs.

Competency Based

The series develops 60 skills based on public safety-related competencies. These skills align with competencies required by many public safety organizations for internal promotions.


The International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS) has field-tested the US program. This testing has demonstrated a high-level of skill retention and satisfaction with the training. The Canadian version has been piloted with a Canadian audience and modified based on feedback.

Relevant to All

The cumulative approach to skills building means that there are skills for all stages of your career. The course is beneficial whether refreshing basic skills or building new ones.

Partner Driven

RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre (PRTC), other BC agencies, IAPS, and CPKN created the series based on an identified need for additional leadership education. It was a collaborative approach with input from a diverse selection of partners from a variety of public safety organizations, primarily in BC.  

The Evidence

The Canadian Credible Leadership Series provides easy to access and affordable leadership training that can enhance and develop skills in public safety professionals that can be used a stand-alone training or as a part of your organization’s leadership training strategy. The series develops skills and competencies that were identified through leadership survey as being most in need of development and addresses a gap in leadership training for all ranks and roles.

The effectiveness of the training has been identified through the IAPS field test.

IAPS Field Test

IAPS has successfully delivered over 7 Million hours of training to more than 38,000 students across the United States.  In order to assess the perceived effectiveness of the leadership program, the Institute for Credible Leadership Development conducted a short survey with participants delivered through an online survey. A total of 15,578 individuals responded to the survey.

  • 85% had positive feelings about the program
  • 83% reported they would likely use the program in their daily police work
  • 85% reported that they learned new information from the program
  • 83% felt the information would help improve a trusting relationship with their community
  • 74% felt that the program would assist their agency to improve internal leadership culture

The study demonstrates that law enforcement officers in the US both liked the training and learned from it. Enroll in the Canadian Credible Leadership program to begin your personal education, development and practice in 60 cumulative leadership skills based on public safety competencies and Kouzes and Posner’s 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

Ready to find out more?

Register online or contact Lee Gauthier.