Turn Your POST Command College Experience into Graduate Extension Credit

The University of San Diego has partnered with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to give graduates of POST’s Command College the opportunity to have their coursework evaluated, given an academic grade, and validated for 12 graduate-level extension units. Students will also have the option of receiving a Law Enforcement Command Certificate upon validation.

If you are a graduate of California Command College class 45 or later, you are eligible to apply for credit validation and the Law Enforcement Command Certificate. After validation, you can directly transfer the 12 graduate-level extension units into USD’s Master of Science in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership (MS-LEPSL) online degree program. You will also receive a transcript from the University of San Diego showing that you’ve earned 12 units of graduate extension credit.

If you choose to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program, you will be able to complete your Master’s degree coursework in just 3 terms (one year), as your final 4 classes will be covered by the transfer credit you earned through Command College.

Certificate Requirements

Submit your Command College coursework and Futures Project for evaluation and academic grade to earn graduate-level extension units and the Law Enforcement Command Certificate. Read Certificate Benefits and Policy.

Schedule & Fees

Credit Validation Course with option of Certificate

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Principles of Law Enforcement Command [LEPS-X511] 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 12 $948
01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation

The Law Enforcement Command College is an 18-month program designed to prepare law enforcement leaders of today for the challenges of the future.


Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.


Online/In-Class Learning Information

Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.


The curriculum for this program is offered through POST Command College. Graduates of Command College Class 45 and onward are eligible to have their work evaluated to earn graduate level extension units with the option of a certificate.

What You’ll Learn

The Law Enforcement Command Certificate (LECC) curriculum facilitated by the Command College fits neatly and organically within the existing LEPSL programmatic learning outcomes.

View the MS in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership programmatic learning outcomes here.


Law enforcement professionals with a bachelor’s degree who have successfully completed California POST’s Command College within the last five years can apply for credit validation. Coursework cannot be validated until you have successfully completed Command College.

Command College Credit Validation Process


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Jennie Park
M.Ed with a focus on Educational Technology

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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