Part-time, online Restorative Justice Certificate

Program details

Format Part-time, online
Schedule Each course is 13 weeks long. Online courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system.
Duration We offer this program every year starting in January. It's designed to be completed in one year, but you may take up to three years to finish. You may also register for most courses individually when space is available.   
Courses You'll take one core course and two electives.
Learning materials See individual courses for requirements. The cost of textbooks is not included in your tuition. 
Tuition Tuition is based on individual course fees.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable
Application deadline We accept qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis, and will continue to accept applications if space permits. We only hold a select number of seats for certificate students. Since the program can fill quickly, we recommend applying and registering for your courses early. 

Upcoming program  

Location Class dates Payment Application
Online January 19–December 6, 2022 You may choose to pay as you go, but your seat in a course is not reserved until we receive your payment.
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Study online with other professionals

Flexible scheduling

The curriculum is designed to meet the scheduling needs of a working professional. You can access the course from wherever you have a computer with an Internet connection. Your course materials will be available 24/7, and assignment deadlines are posted well in advance. Each course may be supplemented with a combination of required textbooks, videos, and/or other resources.

Interactive environment

Studying online doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on interaction with others. You will work through the restorative justice program with a cohort—a group of peers from different geographic and professional backgrounds who share their experiences, ideas, and expertise. Additionally, you may contact your classmates and instructors through Canvas, our learning management system.

Coursework: What to expect

Learn hands-on

Coursework reflects and builds upon the real-world experience that everyone brings to the program. The workload varies with each course, but you should be prepared to spend about 10 hours a week on reading, online discussions, assignments and supplementary activities such as watching assigned videos.

Work at your own pace

You will set your own coursework hours, following posted assignment and discussion timelines. Occasionally, your instructor may schedule a special guest speaker at a specific date and time. We recognize, however, that you have many competing responsibilities, so participation in synchronous meetings or events is not a required part of the program.

English language requirements

To meet the demands of the program, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English.

Technical information

You’ll access the courses through Canvas, our learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. 

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.

Evaluation and graduation

Evaluation methods vary, but you will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis at the end of each course. A 'Pass' indicates that you have satisfactorily completed all course requirements and demonstrated a high level of understanding and relevant competencies. To receive the Restorative Justice Certificate, complete and pass all required courses (one core course and two electives). When you complete your final course, submit a graduation request form.