Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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
Alabama   Not determined  
Alaska   Not determined  
American Samoa   Not determined  
Arizona   Not determined  
Arkansas   Not determined  
California   Not determined  
Colorado   Not determined  
Connecticut   Not determined  
Delaware   Not determined  
District of Columbia   Not determined  
Florida   Not determined  
Georgia   Not determined  
Guam   Not determined  
Hawaii   Not determined  
Idaho   Not determined  
Illinois   Not determined  
Indiana   Not determined  
Iowa   Not determined  
Kansas   Not determined  
Kentucky   Not determined  
Louisiana   Not determined  
Maine   Not determined  
Maryland   Not determined  
Massachusetts   Not determined  
Michigan   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).
Mississippi   Not determined  
Missouri   Not determined  
Montana   Not determined  
Nebraska   Not determined  
Nevada   Not determined  
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  
Ohio   Not determined  
Oklahoma   Not determined  
Oregon   Not determined  
Pennsylvania   Not determined  
Puerto Rico   Not determined  
Rhode Island   Not determined  
South Carolina   Not determined  
South Dakota   Not determined  
Tennessee   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  
Utah   Not determined  
Vermont   Not determined  
Virginia   Not determined  
Washington   Not determined  
West Virginia   Not determined  
Wisconsin   Not determined  
Wyoming   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.

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