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Inactive Officer


Inactive peace officers are notified of renewal by mail at their home address.  If you have not received a renewal notice by the second week of April during the year you are due to renew, we may not have your current mailing address.  Contact the POST Board at 651-643-3060 to request a renewal notice or update your mailing address. 


To renew your active peace officer or part-time peace officer license, you must submit the renewal fee and have earned the required 48 continuing education credits by June 30 of your renewal year.  Failure to meet the renewal requirements by the deadline results in your license expiring on July 1.  


If you need to find training to complete your 48 hours, inactive officers should contact any previous departments you have worked for to see if they have any training opportunities for you.  Also, POST's Website lists new course offerings weekly on the Upcoming Approved Courses page. 
In addition, many of the course sponsors or other resources listed with specific courses can be valuable for locating more courses.
Note: If you attend and successfully complete any college classes that are related to the guidelines mentioned above, you may be able to use those credits toward your renewal. For example, a first-aid refresher course is a way to earn a number of credits at once. Contact Mary Bjornberg, Continuing Education Coordinator at 651-201-7787 for more information.


Officers are expected to retain documentation for law enforcement related courses that have not been pre-approved.  The officer may download the Individual Continuing Education Credit form from our website for their personal use. However, the form should not be submitted unless the officer has been randomly selected for a Continuing Education Review.
To ensure the integrity of the POST continuing education (CE) system, the POST Board will review the CE records of a small number of randomly chosen officers. The officers selected will receive a notice in the mail informing them they have been selected for a CE Review. Officers will be asked to submit documentation of the continuing education courses they have successfully completed up to 48 credits.

The proof of completion documentation must include certificates or other proof of completion that indicates:
  1. the name of the training provider;
  2. the course title;
  3. course date(s);
  4. the hours successfully completed.
Officers should maintain a record of these documents as well as any additional handouts, timelines, brochures, etc. which may aid in the evaluation of training.
POST will not give “over-the-phone” approvals for courses officers consider attending. Instead, please use the following guidelines for course approval to determine whether or not a course will be accepted.
To be accepted for continuing education training credit, licensees must attend and successfully complete courses that:
  1. are law enforcement-related,
  2. promote professional peace officer competence, and
  3. are related to the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform peace officer duties.