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Law Enforcement Certificate Requirements

certificate of achievement (Level II) NMC Code 049

The following coursework may be taken in order to qualify for the Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement. Completion of the program qualifies students for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), State of Michigan Post-test exam and after passing the exam students are certifiable to work as Police Officers throughout the State of Michigan as well as other States in the United States with reciprocity agreements. An Associate degree is required to qualify to take the MCOLES licensing exam.

Effective: Fall 2019

admission requirements

Enrollment in the Law Enforcement Certificate program requires approval of the NMC Law Enforcement Director and MCOLES.

The following are required for admission:

  • A minimum of an Associate degree from an accredited college or completion of an Associate degree at the completion of the required courses.*
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have never been convicted of a felony (including expunged records)
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/20 in both eyes
  • Must have normal color vision
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must pass a pre-service physical fitness test
  • Must pass a reading/writing exam
  • Must pass a physical exam
  • Must pass a psychological exam

*Admission is contingent on a one-on-one interview with MCOLES representatives, NMC Law Enforcement Director, and a college degree audit.

Certificate Requirements Credits: 39

Required Classes



HAH 200 Emergency Assessment and Intervention


LWE 102 Police Operations


LWE 210 Cultural Awareness/Diversity


LWE 212 Criminal Investigation


LWE 214 Firearms


LWE 215 Defensive Driving


LWE 216 Traffic Enforcement and Investigation


LWE 218 Physical Training/Wellness


LWE 225 Defensive Tactics


LWE 226 Michigan Criminal Law


LWE 227 Criminal Procedures


LWE 228 Speed Measurement/PBT


Note: A 2.0 grade or higher is required in LWE courses.

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