Thomas Edison State University - The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning

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The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with APR credits from New Jersey State Police training.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 44 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing New Jersey State Police training. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful training completion. If you completed your training outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The training components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

NJSP Basic Training Credits TESU Course
Effective Dates For Staff Use
Basic Criminal Investigation3AOJ-14204/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Criminal Procedure6AOJ-21204/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Patrol Procedures3AOJ-11204/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Patrol Procedures3AOJ-11304/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Communications in Law Enforcement3AOJ-11604/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Criminal Law3AOJ-25104/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Dynamics of Family Violence3AOJ-28704/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Introduction to Drug Enforcement3AOJ-12704/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Introduction to Law Enforcement3AOJ-10104/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Introduction to Crash Investigation2AOJ-12804/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Firearms in Law Enforcement3AOJ-18004/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Introduction to Self-Defense for Law Enforcement2AOJ-11404/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
Introduction to Technology in Law Enforcement1AOJ-28804/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 AOJSPNJ00
NJSP Advanced Training Credits TESU Course
Effective Dates For Staff Use
Advanced Firearms Combat (AFC)1AOJ-28602/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.AF
Advanced Rifle Course or Tactical Rifle Course2AOJ-28902/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.RFL
Combat Handgun Course #11AOJ-18502/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.CHC
Monadnock Defensive Tactics System2AOJ-11402/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.MDTS
Monadnock Expandable Baton Advanced Operator1AOJ-10702/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.MEBAO
Police Service Rifle Operator Course2AOJ-18002/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.PSROC
Trooper Coach Training1AOJ-28202/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.TCT
Principles of Policing Course3AOJ-10102/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.PPC
Criminal Investigation3AOJ-14002/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.CI
First (Front) Line Supervision*3AOJ-37002/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.FLS
Mid-Level Management and Leadership Course*3AOJ-37002/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.MLMLC
Executive Leadership for Lieutenants1AOJ-37102/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.ELL
Spanish for Law Enforcement2SPA-29902/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.SLE
Firearms Instructor3AOJ-18102/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.FI
Force-on-Force Instructor2AOJ-18402/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.FFI
Instructor Training Course3AOJ-38202/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.ITC
Physical Conditioning2AOJ-15902/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.PC
Police Service Rifle Instructor (AR-15)2AOJ-18602/01/2004 - 02/28/2019 NJSP.PSRI

*Student may receive credit once, for either First Line Supervisor or Mid-Level Management. They may not receive credit for both courses.

If you successfully completed your training before the effective dates listed you may still be eligible for credit based on a previous review. Please contact The Office of Professional Learning Reviews to learn more.

Note: Students may apply these APR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your APR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”

What can I study? top of page


How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Students must download and request the New Jersey State Police Training Bureau complete this form. The Training Bureau, Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General, State of New Jersey will mail the completed Application for Credit on its letterhead directly to the TESU Registrar's Office. Note: For credits associated with the NJSP Basic Recruit Training only, students may submit a notarized copy of their certificate of basic training completion in lieu of the Application for Credit Form.


Can I transfer APR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the APR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

If you would like to request a copy of the APR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Name of Reviewed Organization or Credential
  • Date you completed course(s), program, or credential

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