Bylaw Officer Core Competency Program (Ontario P.O.O./M.L.E.O)

Are you seeking accredited training as a Bylaw Enforcement or Provincial Offences Officer (M.L.E.O./P.O.O.) in Ontario? This stand alone course provides core competency training to put you on the right path for employment.
Please note: You will be given 10 weeks, with a one time extension of 3 weeks at no charge. After the 13 weeks, if you requires more time an additional extension of 3 weeks may be requested. It requires a payment of $75.00

Who should register

  • This is a stand alone course for anyone seeking employment as a Bylaw Enforcement Officer or Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officer in Ontario in general Bylaw services.
  • No prerequisites required, only a willingness to learn
  • Once you finish this course, you will receive a certificate that you can frame and you will be a big step closer to provincial employment, if you're not there already.

NOTE: Materials are Copyright to M.D. Burgess And Associates Inc. Manuals and printable documents are registered ISBO documents in the Library of Canada and are re-printed with a paid tuition to the course. Burgess And Associates is an ISO 9001 complaint C.G.S.B. training company for security guards.

Why take this course

  • Add accredited Bylaw Enforcement Officer designation to your resume
  • Improve job prospects with this specialized training
  • Complete the training at your own pace
  • Assistance is available from Subject Matter Experts via email

Note: You will be given 10 weeks, with a one time extension of 3 weeks at no charge. After the 13 weeks, if you requires more time an additional extension of 3 weeks may be requested. It requires a payment of $75.00

We do NOT refund tuition after registration.

You will be a given 10 weeks to finish this course. A one time extension of 3 weeks can be requested, if you need it. After that one final extension of 3 weeks may be purchased for $75.00

Q. Is this certificate/accreditation recognized in Ontario?

A. We are official Vendors of Record for the Ontario government to train Provincial Offences Officers and any agency who is funded or partially funded by the government. Lesson plans and materials are vetted and approved by each Ministry based on its needs. 

Credibility and due diligence is the cornerstone for any training accreditation, not who does or does not “recognize” the certificate. An employer can choose to recognize one training provider and not another, it is their choice. If your course certification is questioned, simply have the employer contact us for assistance in the due diligence process in support of your training.

Q. What is the difference between this training course and those offered via some Provincial Colleges or Associations?

A. This identical course is offered out via the Ontario Provincial College Continuing Education system via their portals. We are the authors of those courses and they are completed on our learning management system through links that tie two systems together. Registration is done via the colleges and payment is made to them. Certificates are issued under the college certification system and printed by you at the end of your course.

Other similar courses are available via Provincial Associations however they are not vetted via the Ontario government nor a part of the College and Universities systems currently. Many employers do insist on these courses or accreditations in lieu of ours or the College accreditations, but again, this is the employers choice. 

Q. Will I get a certificate once I complete the course?

A. Yes. Once you successfully complete and submit ALL the assignments and the online quizzes, you will get a certificate, suitable for framing.

Q. What is an M.L.E.O.?

A. The term is sourced in section 15 of the Ontario Police Services Act. It stands for Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, a term that is unique in Canada as it ONLY applies in Ontario.

Q. What is a “Provincial Offences Officer”(P.O.O.) and what is the relationship to being appointed as a M.L.E.O.?

A.  A P.O.O. is a person designated pursuant to the Provincial Offences Act. This legislation is the enabling statute that outlines the process for all Provincial offences prosecuted via the lower courts. It is the overriding Provincial legislation that governs all Municipal Bylaws IF they are using this system. Some Municipalities have gone to an Administrative Monetary Penalty system instead of using the P.O.A. This is explained in the course as to how this works.

FACT: EVERY M.L.E.O. is a P.O.O. You would have to be in order to write tickets and process them according to law. As an aside, not every P.O.O. is also a M.L.E.O. For example, Provincial Ministry officers who do not enforce anything at the Municipal level are not M.L.E.O.’s. They have no need to be as they only enforce Provincial laws within their Ministry.

Q. What is the difference between a “Bylaw Officer” and a M.L.E.O.?”

A. Essentially nothing, it’s just semantics and labels. They are one and the same. Every Ontario M.L.E.O. enforces Municipal Bylaws. Parking, Animal Control, Property Standards etc are all different areas of Bylaw Enforcement. Some use the term M.L.E.O. while others use the term Bylaw Officer.


Q. Is it true that some Municipalities are outsourcing some Bylaw Enforcement to Security companies?

A. Yes. Some smaller Municipalities are not only out sourcing Parking Enforcement but also General Bylaw services and Animal Control.


Q. Is M.L.E.O. officer training, including General Bylaws etc, the same as what Police Officers get at O.P.C. (Ontario Police College)?

A. Yes. Every police officer in Ontario is also a M.L.E.O. and P.O.O. Their appointment is much broader in terms of what legislation they can enforce of course, but the basic content is the same. Police do not get much involved in local Property Standards, Licensing, etc. however they are empowered to write Parking Tickets, deal with Noise Bylaw complaints, Animal Bylaw offences. 


NOTE: Materials are copyright to M.D. Burgess And Associates Inc. We are an ISO 9001 registered company for training security guard to Canadian General Standards Board standards. Manuals and materials are also registered in the National Archive of Ottawa under ISBO numbers.


Technical requirements for taking this course: Persistent internet connection. Latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. Javascript enabled.


Plus applicable taxes

When you choose to register, you will be directed to the checkout page. Once your payment has been received, you will receive an email with your course login information.

Your Instructor

Your instructor is a Superior Court recognized Subject Matter Expert (S.M.E.) in training Provincial Offences Officers and Municipal Bylaw Officers. As official Vendor of Record to the Ontario government for training officers in all Ministries, his status is paramount in ensuring content due diligence and vetting for court purposes.