I am a Police Officer in another state. How do I become licensed in Minnesota?
Route 3:  For People with Peace Officer Experience in Another State and/or Military Policing Experience
 
People who have peace officer experience in another state or the military and have been working in law enforcement within the past six years may qualify to take the Minnesota Reciprocity Licensing Examination without having to complete additional education.
 
Qualifications for taking the reciprocity exam are:
 
  • Complete basic police training in another state or federal law enforcement, and either:
    •  a post-secondary degree and three years of experience working as an officer, or 
    • five years of peace officer experience,
OR
  • Meet the requirements for military reciprocity which are:
    • Have four years of cumulative experience in a law enforcement occupational specialty, or
    • Possess a post-secondary from a regionally accredited school and have at least two years cumulative experience in a law enforcement occupational specialty.
 
For more information about reciprocity go to the Minnesota POST Board Exams page on their website.

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