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For an officer that has never been licensed, the agency will need to conduct a psychological evaluation, physical, criminal histrory background check, sidearm qualification, pass the use of force test.  (For Lake Region Graduates, the agency may use the psychological eval from the LRSC academy and they do not need to complete another use of force test.)  After the agency receives the required informaition, you will need to go to the Attorney General's website under the Criminal Justice Resources tab, then click the ND Criminal Justice application and upload the the PFN1, PFN2, PFN3 and PFN14 forms. The sidearm qualification should be emailed to the ND POST Board Office. After August 1, 2022, the POST Board office will only accept the online use of force exam. 

For an officer that is already licensed in the State of ND, the agency will need to conduct a criminal history background check and have the officer qualify. After the agency receives the required informaition, you will need to go to the Attorney General's website under the Criminal Justice Resources tab, then click the ND Criminal Justice application and upload the the PFN2 and PFN14 forms. The sidearm qualification shouldl be emailed to the ND POST Board Office.

Please review the Criminal History Guidelines the POST Board utilizes to determine whether or not an individual needs to make an appearance in front of the Board prior to being issued any license.These guidelines were approved by the Board at the February 19, 2014, POST Board meeting and have been in place since that time.      

 Criminal History Guidelines 

Information may vary with each officer.  Any questions please call the ND POST Board at 701-328-5500.