Colorado POST Certifications
There are two levels of POST certification in Colorado – Basic (required for paid positions) and Reserve (unpaid). Those with a Basic certification may serve as a Reserve Officer.
Basic and Reserve certifications will remain active as long as the Officer is employed with an agency and remains in good standing as well as for three (3) years after leaving an agency if they do not become employed by another agency. For this definition, “employed” also applies to Reserve Officers who are all unpaid.
Expired Basic (aka “Full”) POST certifications may be renewable and you’ll find more information about the process HERE.
Reserve certifications that expire CANNOT be renewed and completion of another POST Reserve Academy would be required.
For more information on Colorado POST certifications, visit this SITE.
There are several requirements that must be met in order to serve as a POST certified peace officer in Colorado and as a Reserve Police Officer with the Colorado Rangers including being a resident of Colorado.
For more information on the POST requirements for certification, use the links below:
In addition to the obvious disqualifier of a felony conviction, there are certain misdemeanors that will preclude certification which can be found HERE.
After receiving POST certification, there are other requirements that must be met in order to be appointed as a peace officer in Colorado which include those listed HERE.
There are also other requirements to be commissioned by the Colorado Rangers which will be explained by one of our Recruiters.