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    Hey everyone

    So I'm filling out some job applications for LE and Corrections and I have a question regarding POST that I'm thinking too much into...dont ask why

    I came across a job for the Nevada Dept of Corrections for a Correctional Officer and one of the notes on the jobs states :Applicants must meet current Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.

    Does this mean I have to be POST certified when I apply? I'm not from Nevada and I dont want to travel there to take a POST exam just to come back home and apply online. I've never held a job in LE or Corrections obviously so i'm a rookie for this stuff. I would've asked this on the Nevada board but no one is on that ever. Thanks and I hope i'm not sounding to ignorant with this question, school has made me think too much into things.

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    Yes, all peace officers (including corrections officers) must be certified by POST in one fashion or another. Generally, uniformed cops like Metro and North Las Vegas are Category I POST certified. Investigators are usually Category II by statute (but some agencies still require you to get a Category I by preference). Corrections officers are Category III. You must go through an amended type of academy to get this certification. Nevada is a reciprocity state which accepts POST certificates from most states. I hope this helps and good luck.


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