Cultural Competency Certificate Program

Certificate Hybrid4 Months

Cultural Competency
Certificate Program


The Cultural Competency Certificate Program is designed to build cultural competence among service providers working within the Criminal Justice system. The program focuses on a variety of vulnerable populations and their experiences with law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the community pre- and post-incarceration. The curriculum will enhance critical thinking through an analysis of intersectionality (race, class and gender) and various vulnerable populations, while increasing participant engagement through reading, discussion, role-plays and active learning. 


Participants will develop the knowledge, techniques, and skills necessary to understand and better serve vulnerable populations. 

  • Develop a stronger understanding of race and strengthen cultural awareness 
  • Learn about immigration and the influence this topic has had on society  
  • Understand the role homelessness plays in the development of cultural competencies  
  • Examine mental illness and how this topic plays a role in developing cultural competencies 
  • Discuss the impact of sexual violence on multiple aspects of society  
  • Acquire a well-rounded perspective on special topics and variables that are current to building mature and robust sense of cultural competencies  
  • Craft an action on how to positively influence cultural awareness in the community   


This program is meant for service providers and individuals working within the criminal justice system who want to improve their cultural competency. 


The Cultural Competency Certificate Program consists of eight courses totaling 130 hours of instruction required for certificate completion. Certificates and Continuing Education units are awarded to those who successfully complete all eight required courses. 

Courses will be offered in a hybrid delivery model, Participants will be engaged in activities online, but then will come together to apply and learn in-person strategies.


Facts at a Glance
Cultural Competency Certificate Program

Duration: 4 months

Total Cost: $3,080.00

Format: This program is online asynchronous, with some Fridays that will meet in person synchronously.