An individual may qualify for military reciprocity by meeting one of the three criteria:
- Four years cumulative service experience in a military law enforcement occupational specialty.
- Two years cumulative service experience in a military law enforcement occupation specialty and completion of a two-year or more degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary education institution.
- Four years cumulative experience as a full-time peace officer in another state combined with cumulative service experience in a military law enforcement occupational specialty.
The Military Reciprocity Exam can be taken while a person is on active duty status or in the National Guard or Reserves.
To establish your eligibility to sit for the exam, the following documents can be used:
- a copy of your DD-214; or
- active duty orders providing service time in a military police specialty, or
- a DOD Manpower Data Center status report; or
- Military Personnel Center assignment information
- Post-secondary degree diploma or transcript, if applicable. (Do not send continuing education or refresher certificates)
To find out if you are eligible to take the military reciprocity examination, please submit an application. Print the application and mail it to the MN POST Board with documentation of your service and the non-refundable fee. This application cannot be submitted by fax or e-mail. The application and memo should enable you to determine whether you are eligible or not, but a signed application, fee, and supporting documentation are needed to make a final determination.
The Military Reciprocity Exam is given each Tuesday at 9:00 AM at the POST Board office by appointment only.
If you have questions, please contact the Testing and Licensing Coordinator at 651-201-7784 Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.