Peace Officer Certificates

The Commission on POST issues seven professional certificates to peace officers. Use the Certificate Application - POST 2-116 (doc) to apply for any of the following certificates except for the Reserve Officer Certificate (doc).

Basic Certificate

The Basic Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to currently full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Basic Course requirement and the employing agency’s probationary period.

Intermediate Certificate

The Intermediate Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to currently employed full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who possess a Basic Certificate and who have acquired the specified training and education points and/or college degree and the prescribed years of law enforcement experience.

Advanced Certificate

The Advanced Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to currently employed full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who possess an Intermediate Certificate and who have acquired the specified training and education points and/or college degree and the prescribed years of law enforcement experience.

Supervisory Certificate

The Supervisory Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to currently employed full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who possess an Intermediate Certificate, have earned a minimum of sixty semester units at an accredited college, served for a period of two years as a first-level supervisor and who have completed the Supervisory Course.

Management Certificate

The Management Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to currently employed full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who possess an Advanced Certificate, have earned a minimum of sixty semester units at an accredited college, served for a period of two years as a middle manager and who have completed the Management Course.

Executive Certificate

The Executive Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to currently employed full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who possess an Advanced Certificate, have earned a minimum of sixty semester units at an accredited college, served for a period of two years as the department head and who have completed the Executive Development Course.

Reserve Officer Certificate

The Reserve (Peace) Officer Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to currently appointed Level 1 reserve officers of a POST-participating agency. To apply for a reserve certificate, use the Application for Award of POST Reserve Officer Certificate - POST 2-256 (doc).

Specialized Certificate

The Specialized Series of Professional Certificates include the Basic through Executive Certificates and completion of the Specialized Investigators Academy.

Coroner Certificate

The Coroner Series of Professional Certificates include the Basic through Executive Certificates and completion of the P.C. 832 and the Coroner’s Death Investigation Course.

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