Reactivation of Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification
If you were a Nebraska certified law enforcement officer who due to voluntary resignation or service connected retirement is no longer employed as a law enforcement officer or exercising law enforcement powers, you will need to meet the following standards to return to active status (Title 79, Chapter 4).
- Meet the minimum admission standards required for certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Nebraska and testify on a Character Affidavit that no acts or events have transpired in your life that would affect your certification and agree to continue to abide by the Code of Ethics. You cannot have had your certification revoked or suspended and cannot be under current disciplinary suspension.
- Be employed full or part time in the State as a law enforcement officer as defined in State Statute 81-1401. Your agency must submit a Change in Status Form.
- Have the employing agency submit a $100 processing fee, Application for Training and verification that the agency has conducted a thorough background investigation on the person in accordance with the provisions of Title 79, Chapter 8. Four new fingerprint cards must be submitted.
- Complete the following training standards to return to active status based upon the length of time spent on inactive status:
1 day to 30 days inactive: no training standards required
31 days to 2 years: completion of the State handgun qualification course, possession of a valid CPR/First Aid card
2 years to 10 years: completion of the Council approved Reactivation (Reciprocity) certification training course
After July 31, 2015, more than 10 years inactive: completion of basic certification training program
- Submit a certification activation fee (to be set by the Council on an annual basis) upon successful completion of the course.
- A new medical exam is required for anyone needing to take the Reactivation/ Reciprocity or basic certification courses. Click here for the form with instructions, or click here for the form without instructions.
Applicants will not be required to show transcripts from their academy experience nor submit prior dates of employment, duty assignments or other information requested in Title 79, Chapter 3, section 004.04.
If accepted into the program, tuition fee of $440 is due before the start of the on-line program. Tuition is non-refundable.
Prior to the second on-site session, the agency shall provide handgun training in the safe handling of weapons and the fundamentals of marksmanship from a Nebraska certified Firearms Instructor and be trained by a certified Human Factor Systems (formerly known as PPCT) instructor, following Human Factor Systems' guidelines.. The student will complete the Nebraska state firearms qualification course and take a written and practical defensive tactics test at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center during their second on-site session.
All paperwork must be completed by the registration deadline of the online training program.
Please contact us for further information or an application packet.
Information and applications may be obtained by contacting the NLETC at 308-385-6030 or Bruce.Bombeck@nebraska.gov.
For specific question regarding applicant eligibility or admission standards into this program contact William.Muldoon@nebraska.gov.