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Minnesota LEOSA

State Controlling Agency


Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


1600 University Avenue, Suite 200
St. Paul MN 55104‐3825


(651) 643‐3060

State Details

Who Can Qualify

A list of Minnesota approved firearms instructors is located at: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/Documents/BCAFireARmList.pdf


As annual LEOSA applications are approaching 700, POST will no longer provide LEOSA application services. That decision will in no way adversely impact an officer’s ability to get the authority to carry under LEOSA regulations.

Minnesota retired or separated officers have two options to qualify under LEOSA

Option 1: “Home agency”
“Home Agency” issues a photo ID and documentation of annual firearms training (a card or completed one‐page LEOSA application form).

Option 2: “Other”
“Home agency” issues a photo ID, officer qualifies at another agency or private gun range and the certified instructor provides documentation of annual firearms training.




Last Update:  8/3/2017


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