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Law Enforcement Application Checklist

Applications for Fall 2022 will continue to be accepted until further notice. Applicants to HTC's Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program will be notified by email of their admission status approximately 30 days after the application deadline.

Applicants must follow the requirements below in order to apply for HTC's Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program:

1. Qualifications

Check to see if you meet the minimum selection standards and comply with Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Rules before you start the application process. If you do not meet ALL of the minimum admission requirements**, you are not eligible to apply.

NOTE: A valid Driver's License must be maintained during the "skills" portion (second semester) of the licensing program to successfully complete the program.

2. Prerequisites

Review the Prerequisite Courses list and compare it to the classes you have taken.

NOTE: All nine (9) prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting HTC's Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program. If, after reviewing the prerequisite courses list, you are unsure whether the courses you've taken at another college meet the prerequisite criteria, contact the HTC Law Enforcement program.

3. Apply to HTC

Apply online to Hennepin Technical College (HTC) within the appropriate application date ranges and pay the $20 application fee. (You do not have to reapply to HTC if you have applied within the last year; however, you must submit another Law Enforcement program application.)

  • For Fall Semester Admission, apply between February 15 - May 1

  • For Spring Semester Admission, apply between July 15 - November 1

  • For Summer Session Admission, apply between December 1 - February 14

  • eAPPLICATION NOTES: Under Educational Intent, select "Earn occupational certificate/diploma". Then choose "Brooklyn Park campus location, and LAWE-Law Enforcement Certificate" under the Academic Program of Interest section.

  • When you apply to HTC, you may be asked to activate your StarID if you haven't already done so.  You will use the same StarID & Password to login to your eServices account, etc.

  • Complete the HTC New Student Online Orientation

4. Email Setup

Set up your my.HennepinTech student email account as soon as possible after you have been admitted to HTC (submit the online college application and pay the $20 application fee).

  • Further instructions and notifications will be sent to this student email address. NOTE: You can login to your student email with StarID (follow instructions), but your email address does not begin with your StarID. You may view your HTC name-based email address under your profile when you are logged in to your HTC email account. Be sure to write your HTC email address in the designated area on the Law Enforcement program application.

  • Contact the HTC Computer Lab if you need assistance with your student email account.

5. Apply to Law Enforcement Program

Complete the Law Enforcement Program Application eForm within the application deadline dates. Application to the program does not guarantee placement.

  • To complete the Law Enforcement application, you must download the Minimum Selection Standards and Criminal Conviction forms from the left side navigation bar.

  • The Program Application for Fall Semester admission is available online between February 15 - May 1

  • The Program Application for Spring Semester admission is available online between July 15 - November 1

  • The Program Application for Summer Session is available online between December 1 - February 14

6. Submit Transcripts

Submit Official college transcripts with prerequisite courses to HTC for verification. HTC must receive the official college transcripts by the application deadline date. (Placement testing will be waived.)

  • HTC will retrieve official Minnesota State College transcripts electronically, free of charge, upon receipt of your online college application.

  • You must contact each Non-Minnesota State college where you have taken prerequisite courses to request an official transcript be sent to: Hennepin Technical College Transfer Center, 13100 College View Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55347

  • NOTE: If you are currently enrolled (Non-Minnesota State College) in a prerequisite course at the time of application, you must contact the college directly to request ANOTHER official transcript when new grades are available.

7. Questions?

Contact HTC's Law Enforcement program if you have questions about admission to the Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program.