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Reactivation of Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification

If you are a Nebraska certified law enforcement officer who is no longer employed as a law enforcement officer or exercising law enforcement powers, your certificate has lapsed or become inactive. In order to obtain an active certificate you will need to meet the following standards as outlined in Title 79, Chapter 4.

  • Be employed as a part or full time law enforcement officer working for more than 100 hours per year State Statute 81-1401.
  • Meet the minimum admission standards required for certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Nebraska and testify that no acts or events have transpired in your life that would affect your certification. You cannot have had your certification revoked or suspended and cannot be under current disciplinary suspension.
  • Complete the following training standards to return to active status based upon the length of time spent on inactive status:
    • Inactive for 1 day to 30 days: no training standards required
    • Inactive for 31 days to 2 years: completion of the State handgun qualification course and possession of a valid CPR/First Aid card
    • Inactive for 2 years to 10 years: completion of the Council approved Reactivation (Reciprocity) certification training course
    • Inactive for more than 10 years: completion of basic certification training program
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform certain physical tasks as explained here.
  • Submit a non-refundable processing fee of $100.00

In addition to the requirements above, please submit all forms for admission into the Reactivation certification course to complete the application process. To request fingerprint cards email

The cost for the course is outlined on the Fees/Tuition tab on the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center website.

The Reactivation course is a shorter course than the full basic course. The course requires you to attend classes on site at the NLETC for approximately four weeks. Also during that time, there is on-line course work that the student must complete. Failure to complete all training requirements will result in the student being required to attend the full basic course. The course is offered twice in the calendar year, once in January and the other in the fall.

All application paperwork must be submitted to the NLETC within 60 days of appointment as a law enforcement officer with a Nebraska Law enforcement agency.

For questions regarding eligibility to attend or admission standards contact For questions specific to the training program contact

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