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Peace Officer Licensing Exam

The Peace Officer Licensing Exam is administered to individuals who possess a post-secondary degree from a regionally accredited college or university and successfully complete a Minnesota Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) program from a POST Board certified school.

For a list of POST Board certified colleges and universities see the PPOE Directory on the General Information page.

Peace Officer Licensing Exam applications may be submitted using the Minnesota E-Licensing process through our Online Services pageAlternately, the applicant may submit a paper application, found on the Forms page, which is then mailed to the POST Board with payment. Once an application is submitted, the PPOE Coordinator will receive notification that they have an application needing sign-off. All applications will require the PPOE Coordinator to electronically sign off on the application before the student will be eligible to register for the exam.

If an applicant passed the exam more than three years ago but was never licensed, they must apply for the Reinstatement Exam. This may also be submitted using the Minnesota E-Licensing process or by submitting a paper application.

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