An individual may qualify for military reciprocity by meeting one of the three criteria:
- Five years active service experience in a military law enforcement occupational specialty.
- Three years active service experience in a military law enforcement occupation specialty combined with the completion of a two-year or more degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary education institution.
- Five years cumulative experience as a full-time peace officer in another state combined with active service experience in a military law enforcement occupational specialty.
*Under all circumstances listed above the individual must be honorably discharged from military active service as indicated on a DD-214 form.
To find out if you are eligible to take the military reciprocity examination, please submit an application. You may print the appropriate application and mail it to POST with the requested documentation and non-refundable fee. This application cannot be submitted by fax or e-mail. Be sure to choose the appropriate reciprocity application; one is for out-of-state/federal government law enforcement and the other is for military police experience. Each application and the appropriate memo should enable you to determine whether you are eligible or not, but we need to have a signed application, fee, and supporting documentation to make a final determination.
The Military Reciprocity Exam is given each Tuesday at 1:00 PM at the POST Board office by appointment only.
If you have questions, please call the POST Board at 651-643-3060 Monday – Friday, 8:00AM–4:30 PM.