Frequently Asked Questions

If I am no longer employed as a law enforcement officer, how long do I have before my license will lapse?
Licensed for less than 1 year = 1 year
More than 1 year, but less than 5 years = 18 months
More than 5 years = 2 years
[Reference:  PA 203 of 1965, as amended, 28.609, Sec. 9 (2) (a), (b), and (c)]

My license has lapsed. What do I need to do? 
Information on the Recognition of Prior Training and Experience program is on our Web site at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229--148071--,00.html.

I am a law enforcement officer in another state and would like to move to Michigan. What do I need to do?
Information on the Recognition of Prior Training and Experience program is on our Web site at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229--148071--,00.html.

How long are my reading and writing test scores good for?
Test scores do not expire as long as you took the exam after November 1, 1999; otherwise you will need to retake the exam.

How can I get a copy of my reading and writing test scores?
Contact PBS at 1-877-422-4092.

How do I register to take the reading and writing test?
Register on-line at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229--147712--,00.html.

Is there study material for the reading and writing test?
There is a test overview on the PBS Web site at http://www.pbstesting.com/account_setup_overview.aspx 

How do I register to take the physical fitness test?
Register on-line at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229--147713--,00.html.

What does the physical fitness test consist of?
The performance listing is located on our Web site at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229--147713--,00.html.

I have applied for a job at a law enforcement department and they are asking me to provide them with my test scores.  How can I get a copy of my test scores? 

To get a copy of your physical fitness test scores, you have to contact the agency where you took the exam. You should have been given a copy of your official Pass/Fail results on the day you took your exam. A law enforcement department's designated MCOLES Network operator can also look up your test results in the MCOLES Network if you provide them with your social security number and date of birth.

To get a copy of your reading and writing test scores, you have to contact PBS at 1-877-422-4092.

Where can I take a CCW class?
Agencies that offer the course are listed on our Web site at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229--148857--,00.html, or contact your local NRA Chapter.

How do I become a Private Investigator?
Contact the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth at 517-241-9243.

How do I become a Private Security Police Officer?
Information to become a Private Security Police Officer is on our Web site at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229-41626_42413---,00.html.

Where can I find information on domestic violence?
Information on Domestic Violence is on our Web site at www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,1607,7-229-41626_42409---,00.html.