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Continuing Education

 
Every active and inactive peace officer and active part-time peace officer must complete a minimum of forty-eight hours of continuing education within the three-year licensing period in order to maintain and renew their license.
 
Active officers are mandated to train annually in use of force and once every five years in emergency vehicle operations/pursuit driving. It is the officer’s discretion which law enforcement related courses they complete to satisfy the remainder of the required forty-eight hours.
 
Beginning July 1, 2018, the chief law enforcement officer of every state and local law enforcement agency will have to provide in-service training in these three areas: Crisis intervention and mental illness crises, Conflict management and mediation, Recognizing and valuing community diversity and cultural differences to include implicit bias.
 
The training must consist of a combination of 16 of these continuing education credits within an officer's three-year licensing cycle.
 
Inactive peace officers are not required to complete mandated training, however are required to have forty-eight hours of law enforcement related continuing education training.