Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Credits

Effective January 1, 2016, individuals who have completed a Utah POST academy are eligible to be awarded 18 credit hours if the following conditions are met:

  1. An individual has completed Special Function Officer/Basic Correction Officer and Law Enforcement modules in a POST academy that is certified in the state of Utah.
  2. An individual has passed the POST certification exam required in Utah and has not had that certification revoked.
  3. An individual has met with an advisor to discuss applicability of credit to program requirements, possible financial aid implications, and other factors that may impact the attainment of the student's educational goals.
  4. If admission to a credit-bearing program at a Utah System of Higher Education institution occurs later than five (5) years since the individual completed a POST academy, the individual must be currently POST-certified and have current peace officer experience.

When the conditions referenced above are met, 18 credits will be awarded that will count toward the total credit hours required to earn an associate or baccalaureate degree. Fewer than 18 credits may be awarded based on student needs, accreditation requirements and standards, or other compelling circumstances.

Interested individuals should contact Assistant Professor Laney Smith for further information.