National Security and Intelligence Certificate

Program Overview

This program provides participants with the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and dynamic knowledge-based National Security sensitization. You will gain an invaluable appreciation of the impact of intelligence on policy-driven decision-making in Canada. You will deepen your understanding of the value of intelligence, specifically the role it plays in domestic security, law enforcement, foreign policy, international crisis, and conflict. National Security Intelligence and its usefulness will be demystified, enabling you to apply your knowledge to your decision-making efforts and provide leadership in your respective domains. The program fosters substantive dialogue. The exchange of knowledge on current and emerging national security challenges will lead you to actionable policy options, informed decision-making, and fact-based intelligence assessments.


Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demystify National Security (NS) and Intelligence (Intel) issues, challenges, processes and practices and the true impact they can have an all aspects of society
  • Assess current and emerging NS issues and challenges with confidence
  • Apply NS and Intelligence Information to support the operational needs of any public- or private-sector organization
  • Understand the NS and Intel environment
  • Properly interpret any Intelligence Information


Target Audience

  • Government and private sector executives
  • Decision-makers dealing with security intelligence, foreign policy, law enforcement, support to military, external review, and risk management assessments
  • Analysts and managers dealing with compliance, privacy, and data retention issues.
  • Anyone interested in National Security Intelligence


Program Requirements

Certificate Program

All 6 core courses


Advanced Certificate Program

All 6 core courses and 30 hours from the course elective list



Please note: The Institute updated the certificate requirements in October 2023. View the certificate requirements prior to October 2023