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North Dakota

North Dakota LEOSA

State Controlling Agency


North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (ND POST)


Box 1054
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502‐1054


(701) 328‐5500

State Details

Who Can Qualify

Only a ND POST approved certified weapons instructor may conduct a sidearm qualification course. Retired Law Enforcement Officers must contact an agency directly to locate a POST approved firearms instructor who is willing to qualify the retired LEO. Agency contact information can be found at http://www.post.nd.gov/. Click on the Law Enforcement Agencies tab located on the left side of the screen. This will bring up Sheriff’s Departments and Police Departments.


Duane Stanley
Box 1054
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502‐1054

State Law/Regulation/Directive

ND has not passed a state law corresponding to LEOSA. 

Peace Officer Administrative Rules, Title 109 of the North Dakota Administrative Code (Effective April 2014), Minimum Standards of Training Prior to Carrying a Weapon: 


ND POST issues a letter to the individual once they have met the requirements of LEOSA (i.e., sidearm qualification standards) and they have provided the proper documentation to the POST Board office.


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