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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 27 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing the following program:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a General concentration


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed a qualifying Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed a qualifying BLET program after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their BLET program for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

BLET Program Requirements for Transfer Credit:

  • The training program must be for law enforcement, police officer, or peace officer training only.
  • The training program must be for "basic" training; specialized law enforcement programs do not qualify for this internal policy.
  • The training program must have been completed on or after January 1, 1990.
  • The training program must incorporate a minimum of 400 contact hours for completion.

NOTE: Programs for corrections, detention, reserve officers, radar, taser, or other specialized trainings DO NOT qualify for this internal policy and are NOT acceptable for transfer credit review.

Students must send in a copy of their BLET program certificate of completion along with a TCE Application. The certificate must include the program completion date(s). If it does not, students must also submit a letter from the training facility indicating both that the student completed the BLET program and the date(s) the student completed the program.

Students may only receive transfer credit for ONE BLET program or Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) course. Any additional BLET or POST course is considered duplicate - even if completed through a different organization or in a different state - and will NOT be awarded any additional transfer credit.

Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements: 

APUS Transfer Credit RecommendationAPUS Semester Hours
CMRJ101 - Evidence and Procedures3 SH
CMRJ203 - Patrol Methodologies and Community Policing3 SH
LSTD302 - Criminal Law

3 SH

Elective Credit3 SH
Additional credit may be awarded for BLET programs exceeding 400 contact hours
Elective CreditUp to 15 SH *

* Additional credit award is determined by the following mathematical equation:
(# of BLET program hours greater than 400 x 0.25) / 15 = APUS Semester Hours
The resulting APUS SH are rounded down to the nearest whole number when awarded.

Please note:

For those students who are not pursuing one of these programs or have completed a training program outside the dates indicated, we are required to follow the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for awarding transfer credit. Credit must be evaluated by ACE and recommended for undergraduate level credit in order to possibly apply toward an undergraduate degree program at APUS.

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.