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Governor Walz Issues Executive Order 20-25, Authorizing the Minnesota POST Board to Modify Renewal Requirements

 

The POST Board has extended the renewal period deadline for those peace officer licenses that are due to expire in 2020. The renewal deadline has changed from June 30, 2020 to January 1, 2021.  

This will allow extra time for peace officers to get additional CE submitted to POST, not only to reach the 48 CE credit amount but also to attend any mandated training that they need such as EVOC, given that most of the courses were cancelled this spring. Hopefully, those courses will be re-scheduled once the emergency has passed and officers can then meet the requirements.
 

We encourage all agencies and licensees to continue to renew the licenses of those officers that have the required 48 credits already in the system. This will be helpful in avoiding an unnecessary backlog of renewals in the fall. The POST Board will continue to be flexible in working with our agency partners to work through any additional issues that arise from the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.
 

Update on testing:
 
POST has been in communication with Pearson Vue regarding restarting testing for POST license eligibility. They are working on a plan to resume testing at their corporate testing centers as soon as possible. As of our last update, Pearson is notifying candidates that they will be able to reschedule their exams after April 16, 2020.
 

Update on POST services
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We continue to process priority 1 and 2 functions such as licensing, renewals and CE/course approval. We also have three staff members working remotely completing other tasks. Please refer to our website contacts page to determine which staff member to contact via email regarding specific topics:



https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/contact/Pages/staffcontacts.aspx
 

Erik Misselt


Interim Executive Director
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training