This program is intended to prepare students to successfully pass the Minnesota Peace Office Standards and Training (POST) board examination to meet Minnesota licensure requirements. At this time, it is not determined if this program meets licensure requirements for any state other than Minnesota.
Minnesota is unique in its licensing system for peace officers as most other states retain some form of academy training followed by certification of the individual officer. Minnesota requires those aspiring to work in law enforcement to complete an educational program and pass a state board exam. Licensing itself only occurs when eligible candidates are appointed to a peace officer position and certain selection standards are met. Licensing is a cooperative process between the POST Board, the hiring agency and the candidate. In some cases, state agencies allow people with peace officer experience from another state to meet licensure requirements by taking a reciprocity exam. Contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state interested in being licensed in to determine if there are reciprocity exams available.
|State||State Licensing Board or Department||State Licensing Requirements||Notes|
|American Samoa||Not determined|
|District of Columbia||Not determined|
|Minnesota||Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)||Meets||This program is specifically designed to prepare students for the Minnesota Peace Office Standards and Training (POST) board examination. Students should also check at the time of application to ask prospective employers about city requirements for employment (e.g. minimum age).|
|New Hampshire||Not determined|
|New Jersey||Not determined|
|New Mexico||Not determined|
|New York||Not determined|
|North Carolina||Not determined|
|North Dakota||North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board||Meets||This program meets state requirements, however students should also check at the time of application to ask if there are additional city requirements (e.g. minimum number of college credits needed, minimum age).|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Not determined|
|Puerto Rico||Not determined|
|Rhode Island||Not determined|
|South Carolina||Not determined|
|South Dakota||Not determined|
|Texas||Texas Commission on Law Enforcement||Meets||This program meets state requirements, however students should also check at the time of application to ask if there are additional city requirements (e.g. minimum number of college credits needed, minimum age).|
|US Virgin Islands||Not determined|
|West Virginia||Not determined|
Disclaimer: The college makes every effort to ensure the information above is current, but please be advised that state laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. M State shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.