ONLY AFTER STEPS 1-3 ABOVE ARE COMPLETED, PROCEED TO…
CURRENT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INSTRUCTIONS
ARE YOU RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT , CONSTABLE , SHERIFF, or POLICE OFFICER. Please follow the link below, you may be eligible for a waiver for ALL or SOME of your Act 235 Training.
Individuals who are currently certified in Pennsylvania or who retired with a certification in Pennsylvania as a Police Officer, Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Attorney General Criminal Law Agent, Constable, or other Pennsylvania law enforcement officer (excludes Corrections Officers) may be eligible for waivers and should follow this link https://www.psp.pa.gov/lethalweapons/Pages/About-Act-235.aspx
Step 1: Complete an online (Basic Applicant) application using the TACS System. Log in as a First Time User on the left side of the screen. If the system recognizes your information, you may be instructed to select the other option to log in with your existing profile, also on the left side of the screen. Once you are in the system select the Home Act 235 button and select the Basic Training Application. Scroll down to select “Start Application”. Please review the application carefully and select the appropriate waiver option before submitting your application
Step 2: Once you have been fingerprinted, please complete and submit a Police Officer Exemption to Lethal Weapons Certification Unit in addition to completing the online application in step 1. Please complete and email the exemption form to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any supporting documentation.
NOTIFICATION: Upon review of your application, correspondence will be sent to the address you provided notifying you of the status of your application and providing instructions for further action.
Step 3: If directed in the notification, download and print the physical examination and psychological examination forms. You are responsible for the cost of the physical and psychological examination. The physicians must be PA licensed and must submit the completed and signed forms to the Lethal Weapons Certification Unit at the address below.
Step 4: You will be emailed your approval letter to attend training. Make sure to check your junk/spam mail for the approval letter. Click the link to see a sample letter ……. FULL COURSE LETTER RENEWAL COURSE