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Lake Superior State University

Certificate: MCOLES

Program Description


A certificate program addressing the skills and competencies needed for certification through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).  Prerequisite:  Admission to MCOLES academy, an earned associate dgree or higher in any field or honorable discharge from any branch of U. S. Military Service, Michigan Residency.

MCOLES Academy Admissions Requirements:

  • Age 21 minimum
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resident of Michigan
  • Valid MI Drivers Licenses
  • Complete and pass Reading and Writing test as prescribed by MCOLES (National Standardized screening test)
  • Meet MCOLES physical fitness entrance standards within 120 prior to start
  • Meet MCOLES health and vision minimum standards
  • Successfully pass the entrance interview and background screen
  • No Felony convictions
  • Honorable discharge from Military with 2 years full-time duty service as a military police officer within 2 years of discharge with a minimum placement at the B-Band on the MCOLES reading and writing pre-screening test or meet the MCOLES minimum education standard of Associates degree (62 semester credits minimum)

Students apply for admission in the fall for the academy sequence that runs from January-June.

This certificate program is Not eligible for federal financial aid.



Degree Requirements


Department Requirements:


A minimum of 19 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.



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