MCTC has attached the Minnesota Post Board approval of our courses as affirmation indicating that as of 4 February 2013 the Missouri POST Program will recognize the training on the attached memo, dated 13 May 2013 from the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, for continuing education credit. The Missouri POST Program has confirmed it is the responsibility of the agency or officer to properly maintain and assign appropriate continuing education credits (hours) for this training.
Click here for MO POST Course List & Hours
Click here for MO POST Explanation Letter
Click here for a recommended breakdown of hours for selected MCTC courses (see Frequently Asked Questions)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. The explanation letter I received with my certificate doesn't include a breakdown of hours. What training core areas do the training hours belong to?
A. MCTC courses are Missouri POST certified through Missouri's reciprocal agreement with Minnesota. Unfortunately, Minnesota doesn't track their hours by the same Core Areas as Missouri Post. The above document has some recommendations, but ultimately it is up to your agency to determine how to apply your hours. From the Missouri Post website:
"Approved Out-of-State Continuing Education Providers (Effective 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2017)
If you attended continuing education training recognized by a POST Program of any of the following states, that training may be recognized by the Missouri POST Program as “Licensed Provider” continuing education credit:
IADLEST Approved Courses
To qualify for continuing education credit, the attending officer must maintain a diploma or other indicia, indicating that the officer attended and successfully completed the continuing education course. In addition, the attending officer must obtain some form of affirmation indicating that the POST Program from any of the above listed states recognizes the course the officer attended.
The Missouri POST Program allows the law enforcement officer and the agency he/she is commissioned with to determine in what core area the training hours should be awarded in. This is based on the content of the course and usually can be obtained by reviewing the agenda, synopsis, etc. of the course by the law enforcement officer and the CEO of the commissioning agency."