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OFFICER CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Complete the TACS Request form and email to mpocertification@pa.gov in order to provide necessary information to be registered as a user in the Training and Certification System.

CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION
You can apply for the certification exam online at TACS (instructions). Paper applications are no longer being accepted. A valid driver's license is required in order to take the exam.  Handouts, written notes, books, cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted during testing. Test scores may be available on the same day of testing for examinees tested at the MPOETC Office. 


CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION DATES

  
  
  
  
9:00 AMWestmoreland County Community College, 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA
  
9:15 AMMPOETC, 8002 Bretz Drive, Harrisburg, PA  17112
  
9:00 AMDelaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media PA
  
9:00 AMAllegheny County Police Training Academy, 700 West Ridge Drive Allison Park, PA
  
9:00 AMMercyhurst University Police Academy, 5999 State Route 89 North East PA 16428
REINSTATEMENT OF CERTIFICATION
The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission approved the issuance of policy by the Executive Director, establishing standards and guidelines for the reinstatement of certification. Standards and Guidelines are found in PABulletin Consideration for Reinstatement of Certification[45 Pa.B. 5502]. Guidelines are to be read before completing and submitting the Application for Reinstatement.

The Commission approved the Preamble to Proposed  Rulemaking and Annex A amending Title 37 of the Pennsylvania Code providing a regulation change to the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA) to conform to the amended definition  of a qualified retired law  enforcement officer found in the Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act (LEOSA) and RLEIA. The regulatory change reduces the years-of-service requirement for qualified retired officers  from 15 to 10 years. However, since a proposed change takes substantial time to complete, the Commission authorized the Executive Director to take all steps necessary to implement any change or policy needed allowing retired officers eligible under LEOSA and RLEIA to receive the appropriate identification and qualification cards without delay.