Certification under Act 235 is typically valid for five years and the
expiration date is marked on the certification card. Certification will not be renewed once it expires and certified individuals who fail to complete all required actions prior to expiration will be required to apply for initial certification.
Submit a renewal application no earlier than six months before the
expiration date listed on the certification card. Applicants who are approved to attend renewal training have six months to complete renewal training.
WAIVERS: As specified in Act 235, Section 10.1,
Municipal Police Officers who are currently certified under
Act 120 are waived of renewal training requirements but must still submit the TACS application for review.
No other individuals are currently eligible for waivers of renewal training, regardless of status as a law enforcement officer. Any individual not meeting the criteria above must complete the application and all subsequent training.
Log into the TACS website using your last name, full birthday, and full social security number to complete a renewal application and pay the $30 application fee.
Step 2: Correspondence will be sent to the email address provided notifying you of the status of your application and providing instructions for further action.
Step 3: Upon receipt of official notification you have been approved, schedule training at an Act 235 certified school. A list of certified schools can be found on the
Certified Schools page. It is your responsibility to schedule the training after receiving the approval letter.
Step 4: Once you have successfully completed training and the Act 235 certified school submits your grade, you will receive your new card in the mail.