Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training

The Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board documents and manages the certification and training of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working for Colorado law enforcement agencies. POST also provides continuing training on emerging issues, including anti-bias, DNA and witness protection issues. Colorado POST is a unit of the Criminal Justice Section of the Colorado Attorney General's Office.

POST Mission

The mission of Colorado POST is to establish and maintain standards for peace officer training and certification that are relevant, realistic and responsive to our ever-changing world.


Colorado POST does not approve or endorse training vendors or the classes they offer.  All Colorado law enforcement agencies determine which training courses are appropriate for their officers and do so independently of Colorado POST.  The only exception to this would be certain courses designed to train instructors for law enforcement academies (Instructor Methodology, and specific firearms / driving / arrest control instructor courses).  Outside of those academy instructor classes, no law enforcement training is “approved” by Colorado POST, nor is it required to be.

What's New

September 10, 2021
The cost-benefit analysis was fulfilled as required and can be viewed HERE. 
June 24, 2021
We are pleased to share on behalf of the COPS Office the release of publication suite focused on creating an organizational culture of wellness for officers and their support networks. The executive guide and companion tools are available HERE.  
June 3, 2021
POST Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Board meetings are open to the public and will be held at Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center (1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203) on Friday, June 4, 2021 as follows:  1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - POST SME Meetings

Training Providers