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.
Step 1: 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. Please view this document for help in
completing the renewal process.
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