Course Requirements for POST Certification:


  • The course must be above the level of basic training.   Any courses delivering training for subjects that are included in basic training will not be considered for certification as professional courses.
  • Any course that includes maintenance training will not be considered for certification as a professional course.
  • If a course offers training in legal issues and subjects relating to legal liability, the legal adviser of the agency or other provider of training must approve the course.
  • The subject(s) must be instructed by qualified instructors that are experts in the subject
  • If, within 2 consecutive years, records have not been received by POST that an officer has completed a course, that course may be inactivated
  • Certified course and all related documents are subject to audit, monitoring, and/or inspection
  • All courses requesting certification must be primarily for, and a benefit to, Nevada peace officers
  • For any course given, attendance records and student evaluations must be kept on file by the training provider for a minimum of 3 years from the date the course was taken by a peace officer.


If you are a Nevada Law Enforcement agency, or a Nevada Law Enforcement Agency is sponsoring your course, go to Formatta and fill out the “Professional Course Certification” form HERE. Be sure to include all items listed under the “Attachment” button.


If you are an out of state Vendor, you must have your course certified through NCP (National Certification Program before Nevada POST can certify your course.  Once you have a course number through NCP, go to the Formatta website and fill out the “Professional Course Certification” form.  Include the Course number you receive from NCP and POST will certify it for Nevada training. An agency ID number will be issued to you once your course is certified.  You can submit the form without it, just leave that box blank.


Applications for course certification with all required documents attached must be submitted 3 weeks (at a minimum) before the course is scheduled to begin.

Upon review of the course, a rejection notice or certification notice with the POST course certification number will be sent to the requester via email. COURSE MATERIALS MUST BE RESUBMITTED EVERY 2 YEARS FOR REVIEW AND RECERTIFICATION.  

POST will respond to each course certification application as soon as possible (usually within 1-3 weeks); however, the exact time frame in which the requester will receive their email notice is dependent upon many variables (e.g. subject matter, course material, POST workload, etc.)  POST has 30 days to process forms

For any course given, a certificate of completion that includes the POST certified course number, Title, Hours and date, must be issued to each individual that successfully completes the course.



NRS 289.510