Application for Training and Certification
Please read all of the following information before filling out the application. If the application does not meet all the following requirements it will not be accepted.
- Self Register an account with the Applicant Form Center
- Go to forms page and click on application
- Review and accept terms and conditions
- Complete application, if needed you can save application and return using your ID and password
- Submit Application NOTE: Once you click "submit application" at the bottom of the form you cannot return to make changes
- Scan and attach all necessary documents
- Submit application for review
- From history tab you can print a copy for your records and view application status
Technical RequirementsThe following browsers are supported:
- Internet Explorer 10 in compatibility mode
- Firefox (Mac or PC)
- Internet Explorer 9
- This form must be completed by the applicant and not a family member or person from the agency. There are several points in the application an eSignature is required to verify the truthfulness of the applicants answers
- It is very important to be open and honest in answering all the questions. Any omissions or falsification of information will result in sanctions from POST including an minimum of 2 year waiting period before applying again for training or certification
- Talk to your academy director or future employer before submitting the application. Some academies and employers have policies to review the application before submitting
- This form once submitted is valid for 12 months, after that time another form with updated information will need to be submitted
- Official Application is only found on this web site at the Applicant FormCenter.
- All questions must be answered. If the question does not apply type "NA" for not applicable. If there is no middle name type "NMN" for no middle name
- Any "yes" question must have a detailed explanation provided in the appropriate box that includes dates, times, locations, people involved, etc. The box will expand to allow for a longer response. Applications that have little detail in these boxes will result in a request for more information from the investigator reviewing your application.
- In many areas there is an option to add another row to the form. Use the "add row" button to add another instance. You can always use the "X" button to remove the row.
- This form requires a large amount of information. Please save and save often, there is no autosave. It is recommended after each section you save your work. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of the application and hitting the save button. You can do this at any time and it does not lock out any previous answers.
- When you hit submit the system will search your form for questions that are required that were not answered. You will need to answer these questions before submitting
- Once you hit the submit button you cannot go back and make changes.
- After you submit the form you will then be prompted to upload attachments. The form will not be reviewed until all attachments have been uploaded
- View the information below for a more detailed explanation of the required attachment process
- Once you submit your attachments your form is submitted for review and cannot be changed.
- It is recommended that after submitting your application you save or print your copy for secure keeping. You can do this right after submission, or you can log back into your account and print from the "history" tab
- The attachments listed below may or may not apply to you based on how you answered the questions in the application
- All documents must be scanned and uploaded to the application. No physical copies will be accepted
- If you do not have access to a scanner, your academy or agency may be able to assist you. Copy centers such as Kinko's or UPS stores offer these services
- With the exception of the photograph, all documents must be scanned and submitted in PDF format
- File size has limitations of 2.5mb for single file documents and 5mb for large file documents. When scanning documents optimize the document for best file size
- These attached documents will not be embedded in the application so it is best to save or print these files if your academy or agency requests them also
- Your application will not be completed until the required documents are uploaded and the form is submitted
- A recent "passport" style photograph is required to be attached with every application
- Photographer: Stand about 6 feet away from the subject. Capture the subject from the shoulders and leave space above the head
- Shadows: ensure the subject stands one feet away from the background to avoid shadows
- Expression: make sure the subject has a neutral expression with no teeth showing
- Eyes: Ensure red-eye has been corrected in your photos
- Background Color: white or light-colored
- Photograph cannot be more than 1 month older than time of application
- The format of your file must be a .jpeg, .tif, or .png
- File size limit is 2.5mb
- If you are a natural born citizen of the United States a scanned copy of your birth certificate is required
- If you are a naturalized citizen of the United States provide the number and date in the form. No attachment required
Medical Release Form
- This form applies only to peace officer basic training and waiver/reactivation applicants
- The medical release must be signed by both the applicant and the physician
- The release must be completed within six months prior to the application being submitted
- Most recent form provided on this site must be used
- Click here to download form
- This requirement only applies to peace officer basic training applicants
- Scanned copy of the test results of the Utah Peace Officer Entrance Exam should be included
- For more information about the NPOST exam click here
- Results must show a passing score
- Click here for the NPOST Variance Request Form
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Required for all new applicants
- A scanned copy of diploma or official transcript showing graduation date
- GED certificate can be used as a substitute for a high school diploma
- Degree certificate or transcripts showing a 2-year or 4-year degree can be used as substitute for high school diploma
- If you have been issued a DD-214 from any branch of service it is a required attachment
- DD-214 must show type of discharge
Criminal Arrest Record(s)
- If you have ever been arrested either as a Juvenile or Adult the arrest records must be included with the application
- If there are multiple arrest records they must be scanned together as one document and uploaded
- If the arresting agency states the record has been destroyed or cannot be found, a letter from that agency must be uploaded in place of the record
Criminal Court Record(s)
- If you have ever been convicted either as a Juvenile or Adult the court documents must be included with the applicaiton
- If there are multiple court documents from multiple convictions they must be scanned together as one document and uploaded
- If the court states the record has been destroyed or cannot be found, a letter from that court clerk must be uploaded in place of the record
Waiver Basic Training Curriculum and Hours
- Those seeking waiver of training requirements will need to provide the curriculum and training hours of the basic training academy attended.
- Contact POST at (801) 256-2300 after submitting the application.
Dispatch DocumentsThe following documents apply only to those seeking Dispatch Certification:
- BCI Proficiency Certificate
- Two copies of fingerprint card - Note this is to be mailed to POST not scanned
- Letter from Agency stating completion of dispatch training - only applicable for department training not POST sponsored dispatch course.
- Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certificate
- Incident Command System (ICS) 100 Certificate of Completion
- Incident Command System (ICS) 200 Certificate of Completion
- NIMS 700 Certificate of Completion
Important Application System Information
- The current application system is being retired on September 30, 2016. All forms must be submitted by this date or all saved data will be lost. Forms submitted after this date will be on the new system.