(a) An applicant who is a retired police officer without a disability from a Commonwealth municipality or the State Police must first be certified in accordance with the law and does not have to meet the standards of education and qualifications or the physical and psychological qualifications if he or she has been a full-time police officer for at least 20 years, has retired in good standing and is acting as a private agent no later than 3 years after the date of his or her retirement. If a retired police officer begins working as a private agent after 3 years from the date of retirement, he or she must meet the physical and psychological requirements of the law for certification. (a) If the Commissioner finds that the application for certification complies with the requirements of the Act and this Chapter, the Commissioner shall give his or her written consent. If the Commissioner finds that the applicant does not meet the requirements of the Act and this Chapter, the Commissioner will issue his or her unfavourable decision in writing. A person or entity wishing to obtain certification for the operation of a lethal weapons training school must meet the following requirements: a) A professional representative may extend his or her initial certification for an additional 5 years on a form provided by the Commissioner. A completed application for renewal of agent certification must be accompanied by two recent colour photos and a renewal fee. The renewal application must be submitted within 6 months prior to the completion of the current certification. The required application form will be mailed to the last known address of renewal applicants at least 8 months before the end of the current certification. Certified representatives who do not request the extension of their certification before its expiry must submit an application in accordance with § 21.13 (with regard to the initial application procedure). Expired certification cards are not valid. (iii) A student must obtain a minimum score of 70% in the academic module and, if applicable, 75% in the firearms module to be eligible for certification. Individuals must successfully complete the recertification course every five years.
The purpose of this course is to provide an update and update of the sections of the PA Crime Code that are best suited to certified officers. The student learns how a pistol, revolver and shotgun work and safe handling techniques. The student must demonstrate skills in handling a handgun and safely handling and shooting a 12-gauge shotgun. This course includes three hours of in-person training and five hours of firearms training and qualification. Equipment required for this course: A handgun that has at least a caliber of 0.38 or 9 mm and a caliber less than 0.50, which must be in good functional condition as determined by HACC range instructors; at least two (2) semi-automatic pistol magazines or at least one (1) turret fast magazine; 150 cartridges of FACTORY ammunition (three boxes of 50 each) for your weapon (NO REFILLS!); a “strong side” hip case; a cleaning kit and rags; Eye and ear protection and a baseball-style hat. HACC will provide the use of a shotgun and ammunition during the introductory shotgun portion of the course. NOTE: Do not bring firearms into the lesson sections of this course. See schedule (pdf) Upon receipt of a notice of completion of the required training program or an exemption from the required training program and the appropriate fee, the Commissioner will issue a certification card. This certification card must be in the form of a wallet-sized laminated card or an invoice that contains credentials, the type of certification, and a color photo of the applicant. The certification card is issued to the officer, but remains the property of the department and must be issued upon request. The certification card must be valid for 5 years. (b) identification.
Each certified officer carries his or her certification card with him or her when armed with a lethal weapon on duty or on his or her way to or from service armed. (2) Administrative Structure Standard. An individual, partnership, company, vocational/technical school, private business school, college, university or similar institution may apply for certification to operate a lethal weapons training school. A person, partnership, partnership or similar entity must comply with the requirements of the Fictitious Names Act, 54 Pa.C. S. § § 301332 whether the school is to be operated under a supposed or fictitious name. Each student must provide the Ministry with a copy of the fictitious name certificate or by-laws, or both, as the case may be, by attaching it to the application for a certificate of studies. (5) Establish up-to-date lists of certified instructors, including the designation of authorized areas of instruction. (iii) Firearms Instructor Rating. An instructor who receives this certification is authorized to teach the firearms module. A candidate for the Firearms Instructor Assessment must be certified as a Police Firearms Instructor or equivalent by one of the following recognized organizations: certification is not attendance, but success.
Please note that all forms are available on the Lethal Weapons website at www.psp.pa.gov/lethalweapons. (b) Violation/Penalty. Violation of paragraph (a) may result in suspension/withdrawal of the certificate of studies. If it is determined that a natural or legal person who has applied for certification/approval/exemption under the law is not qualified for certification/approval/exemption, a written notice of adverse conclusion will be issued, which must include specific information about the applicant`s right to be heard. (6) Ensure that the relevant part of the application for agent certification in accordance with § 21.14 (regarding waiver of training) is completed if a candidate wishes to request a waiver of the training requirements. (5) Teaching staff. Each certified school must employ sufficient teaching staff to ensure that the school can meet its course requirements based on the course schedule established for each course. Each certified school must have a copy of each instructor`s current teacher certification on file before the person provides teaching services. A person who wishes to be certified by the Commissioner in accordance with the law must meet the following requirements: (B) A high school diploma or equivalent GED diploma and 3 years of full-time experience as a sports or martial arts teacher. (3) Mandatory provisions. A certified officer who is ordered to take one or both of the examinations must participate in the examinations in cooperation. Failure to comply with this article will result in the immediate suspension of the agent`s certification.
A person who wishes to apply to the Commissioner for certification under the Act must follow the following initial application process: (ii) Instructor Competency Assessment. An instructor who receives this certification has the right to teach the element of the armed and unarmed defense course. A competency assessment candidate must have at least one of the following services: (4) Undergo a sufficient physical examination for a licensed physician to complete the physical examination form accompanying the application for agent certification. Law 235 is a class of certification. Students attending this course should already be proficient in handling a firearm – as it is NOT a beginner course for new shooters. The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge of the critical nature of the use of force applied to certified officers. The rationale for the use of force to protect life and property is included. The student learns the safe handling of firearms and teaches an introductory course with a 12-gauge shotgun and meets the qualification standards with a handgun. This course includes 22 hours of classroom instruction, four hours of armed and unarmed defense, and 14 hours of firearms training. Participants must pass a written exam for the classroom program and a firearms qualification at the shooting range. Students must be able to safely attend the firearms course required for the certification of lethal weapons, Bill 235.
One of the temporal stages of this course requires kneeling and getting up without help.