Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Certification

The MLEOA Munciipal Law Enforcement Officer Certified designation is recognized by municipalies accross Ontario and has become a standard requirement for many employers.

The MLEOA is the only organization and governing body authorized to issue certification to Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in Ontario. This authorization was granted through Bill Pr83, Municipal Law Enforcement Officers' Association (Ontario) Inc. Act 1997 which, received Roayl Assent on July 21, 1997. 

Certification is available to those members who have achieved a recognized standard of professional development and have contributed to the field of municipal law enforcement. The MLEOA Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Certified designation is recognized by municipalities across Ontario and has become a standard requirement for employment in municipal law enforcement careers.


The goal of the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer Certification program is to recognize MLEOA member achievements in the following categories:

  • Continuous and accumulated years of MLEOA Membership;
  • Completion of MLEOA professional development courses;
  • Completion of MLEOA professional development workshops;
  • Completion of a recognized Ontario MOE training course;
  • Completion of the MLE Foundations Course or challenge examination;
  • Service to the MLEOA (Board of Directors and/or Committees);
  • Completion of training at a Canadian Police College;
  • Full time supervisory duties in Municipal Law Enforcement;
  • Graduation from a college or university (Law or Business);
  • Membership in a recognized and related municipal organization;
  • Certification from a recognized and related municipal organization; and
  • MLEO certification from another Canadian Province/Territory and successful completion of a prescribed exam administered by the MLEOA.