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Law Enforcement, Certificate of Proficiency


Utah Valley University is a sanctioned provider of the Utah Law Enforcement Academy, the basic training program for certification of law enforcement officers. The academy is divided into two modules. The first, or core, provides training required for certification of special function officers and is foundational for law enforcement and correctional officers. The second module is required for certification as a reserve or law enforcement officer.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. By permission only class. Individual must complete the State POST application.
  2. Individual must attend an application meeting/interview to have their application accepted by the director of the academy.
  3. Individual must pass the State POST Entrance Exam (NPOST). The NPOST exam is a required as part of the application.
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  CJ 1800 POST Module I 7
  CJ 1810 POST Module II 11

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Individual must pass State POST written certification test at 80% or above to become State POST certified.
  2. Individual must pass State POST physical certification test at the determined State requirements.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 credits.
  4. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  5. Residency hours -- Minimum of 5 credits required through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 1800 POST Module I 7
  Semester total: 7
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 1810 POST Module II 11
  Semester total: 11
  Degree total: 18


Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

The Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department is in the College of Health and Public Service. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department, visit their website.

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will complete all law enforcement training required by the state of Utah to become certifiable in this career field.
  2. Emphasizes criminal and traffic laws, and the proper means of enforcing them.
  3. Emphasizes criminal and traffic laws, and the proper means of enforcing them.
  4. Training will also include proficiency with de-escalation tactics, firearms, arrest control techniques and physical fitness.
  5. Students conduct investigations, prepare reports, and experience testimony in a moot court.
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