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2018 License Renewal

On March 30, 2018 the POST Board emailed the license renewal applications to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) of each law enforcement agency. 

There are three renewal options:

Bulk renewal by agency online:
a.     Access your online account.
b.     Select officer license renewal.
c.      Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions.
d.  Select "Bulk Payment" in the drop down.
e.     Make payment (POST Board will be covering transaction fees for 2018).
f.     Agency completion of the renewal process affirms officers have met their continuing education credits.
g.       Make sure your officers have created an online account to receive their renewed license by email.

Renewal process for an individual officer:

Online renewal (preferred method)
a.     Click the "Online Services" link on this page.
b.     Either create an online account or “Log in” to an existing account.
c.      On your Dashboard, under "Actions" select the option “Renewal.”
d.     Affirm you have met the required 48 continuing education credits.
e.     Pay with a credit/debit card or check routing number.
f.       US Bank will assess a processing fee which varies depending on the method of payment.

2.     Paper renewal (non-preferred method)
a.     Agency receives and prints the renewal applications for their officers.
b.     Distribute to individual officers for their signature.  The signature will affirm the officer has met the required 48 continuing education credits.
c.      Officers mail their application with a check to MN POST Board to complete the renewal process.
d.     Make sure the officer creates an online account.
e.     Once the payment is processed, an official renewed license will be emailed to the officer.

Online renewal services are available until 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Mailed renewal applications must be received by 4:30 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training
                  1600 University Avenue – Suite 200
                   St. Paul, Minnesota  55104

Please do not hesitate to contact the POST Board at 651-643-3060 if you have any questions related to license renewal.
2018 Blank Renewal Form for Peace Officer

2018 Blank Renewal Form for Part-Time Peace Officer

New Objectives Announcement 2018

The New Learning Objectives for Mandated In-Service Training

On January 25, 2018, the Minnesota POST Board approved learning objectives for training in crisis intervention and mental illness crises, conflict management and mediation and recognizing and valuing community diversity and cultural differences, to include implicit bias, as required by Minn. Stat. 626.8469. These objectives were developed through the board’s training committee with the assistance of subject matter experts and other interested parties, and vetted against state and national resources.

The POST Board and staff would like to thank everyone who provided assistance with developing these learning objectives, either by serving on one of our focus groups or by simply lending their knowledge and perspective as we worked to translate the intent of the legislation into meaningful and valuable training for peace officers across the State of Minnesota.

Here are the links to the new learning objectives:

Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises In-Service Learning Objectives

Conflict Management and Mediation In-Service Learning Objectives

Implicit Bias, Community Diversity, Cultural Differences In-Service Learning Objectives


New In-Service Use of Force Learning Objectives

In 2017, an ad-hoc committee made up of use of force trainers from around the state and POST Board staff undertook a review of the existing learning objectives for inservice use of force training as required by Minn. Stat. 626.8452. The committee and staff made recommendations to the Board’s Training Committee to update these requirements for annual in-service use of force training. The Board’s Training Committee reviewed the recommended changes, provided language for the Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Strategies section and then made a recommendation to the full board for approval. These new learning objectives were approved by the Minnesota POST Board at the January 25, 2018 meeting.

Here is the link to the new use of force requirements:

In-service Use of Force Learning Objectives approved by POST February 2018

CE Sponsors:  If you have approved courses that include any of the above subject areas, we suggest you add to the lesson plan which learning objectives are being met.  Submit a signed "Continuing Education Course Approval Application" along with the updated lesson plan and documentation and we will give the course a new number.  We will also indicate on the new approval letter which learning objectives are being met.