Out of state recruits who have been certified in another state may be eligible to participate in the AZ POST waiver process. Only persons who have already been appointed by an agency can participate in a waiver. Persons seeking Arizona Peace Officer Employment may not participate in the waiver process prior to securing appointment from an agency. -Click here- to read more about the waiver process.
Persons who are not pursuing a waiver must complete an Arizona Law Enforcement Academy, along with the Comprehensive Final Exam (See AZ POST Rules R13-4-110).
In addition to training requirements, AZ POST rules define other numerous factors used to determine qualification for certification. Among them are standards regarding a person's background and criminal history, drug usage, and medical history and conditions. Each person applying for certification is required to complete a comprehensive polygraph exam. Persons seeking certification are highly encourage to review AZ POST rules to ensure they will qualify prior to beginning the process (see link above). Keep in mind that securing an appointment as an officer by an Arizona Law Enforcement Agency does not automatically translate into being qualified for certification. AZ POST can, and does deny certification to person who have been offered employment if AZ POST determines they do not meet standards.
Military Police Transition Training Program (MPTTP) - AZPOST has an academy program with reduced hours for those that have been in the Military and were trained extensively in specific law enforcement programs. See the Applicant Entry Criteria for further information.