Our Advanced Practice Certificate in Fundamentals of Police Psychology for Licensed Practitioners is designed for licensed psychologists and doctoral students who seek advanced knowledge and skills to work with law enforcement and public safety personnel.
This program, offered by the California Institute for the Advancement of
Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice at the California School of Forensic Studies, is designed for those who work with safety personnel in multiple contexts, including private practice, law enforcement agencies, and health care.
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Pathway to Master’s
The credits from this certificate coursework can be applied toward earning your Master of Science Degree in Forensic Behavioral Science or Forensic Leadership Administration.
Our Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies is offered fully online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually and on your time, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.
Vital Work at a Vital Time
You will be trained to provide psychological support and assessment services to law enforcement personnel at a time when societal need for this expertise has never been more vital.
Course One: Assessment in Police Psychology I
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to assessment of police and public safety personnel in areas including: pre-employment, post-offer psychological evaluations of job candidates; psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations of incumbents; evaluations for FMLA eligibility; Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements for PEPE and FFDE; direct threat and workplace violence assessments; psychological autopsies (for purposes other than case resolution); promotional assessments, assessment centers and in-basket approaches to assessment; and evaluations for high risk, high stress positions.
Course Two: Assessment in Police Psychology II
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to assessment of police and safety personnel utilizing the MMPI2-RF for law enforcement, CPI, open ended tests, and 16PF.
Course Three: Operational Support in Police Psychology I
This course will provide an overview of the role of the psychologist in the supporting law enforcement and safety personnel in criminal profiling; psychological intelligence/counter-intelligence; psychological autopsies (intended to facilitate case resolution); and crisis and hostage negotiation.
Course Four: Operational Support in Police Psychology II
This course will provide an overview of the role of the psychologist in the supporting law enforcement and safety personnel in counter-terrorism (anti-terrorism); threat assessments; stalking; workplace violence; and operations related research, teaching and consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
What is the modality of this program?
The Certificate in Police Psychology for Licensed Practitioners program is offered fully online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually and on your time, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.
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The California School of Forensic Studies is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence.