Turn Your POST Command College Experience into Graduate Extension Credit

law enforcement badge in a star shape, representing courses for law enforcementThe 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.

POST’s Command College is a 14 month enhanced leadership course for law enforcement professionals. Participants in the program must be nominated by their agency chief executive and selected by an interview panel.

Credit validation and the Law Enforcement Command Certificate are available to Command College graduates dating back to Class 45. After validation, students 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 or request a transcript if they wish to transfer these credits to other graduate-level work.

Command College graduates who choose to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program and apply their 12 units of validated credit will be able to complete their Master’s coursework in just 3 terms (one year). A Capstone will be completed during the third term. The following links provide more information about the MS-LEPSL program.
•    Curriculum
•    Faculty
•    Admission Requirements and Application Process

Who Should Attend

  • Graduates of California POST’s Command College from Class 45 and later are eligible to present are eligible to have their coursework validated and receive the Law Enforcement Command Certificate. 

Schedule & Fees

Course # Course (12 units) Duration FA SU SP Fee
LEPS-X511 Principles of Law Enforcement Command 16 months C C C $900
  Certificate Fee         $45
  Total Certificate Cost         $945
C = Classroom; OFD = Online Fixed-Date; OSP = Online Self-Paced; IS = Independent Study Self-Paced  *Schedule and fees subject to change

Program Details

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.

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.

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.

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