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The Lethal Weapons Training Act 235 provides certification to privately employed agents to carry a lethal weapon. A lethal weapon is any firearm, device, instrument, material, or any other substance that is capable of bringing about great bodily harm or death. The Lethal Weapons Training Act incorporates education and training as part of being a certified agent.

To renew your Act 235 Certification-click here TACS System.
Log in using your last name, full birthday (mm/dd/year) and last 4 digits of your SSN and click ‘view application.’


11/17/2017 - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has changed to a new electronic fingerprinting vendor, MorphoTrust, for Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history background checks.  
Due to this changeover from Cogent to MorphoTrust, applications for Lethal Weapons Basic Training, School Directors, and Instructors will not be available for submission effective Saturday, November 18 through Tuesday, November 28.  Only Lethal Weapons Renewal applications can be submitted.

Effective January 1, 2017, we no longer accept paper applications, checks, or money orders.

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For questions and concerns please email the MPOETC Support Staff.