Lethal Weapons Training Program

BASIC APPLICANTS


Step 1:  Complete an online application at www.cogentid.com.  Print and take your receipt to the nearest Cogent Fingerprint location to be fingerprinted.

 

Step 2:  Download and print the physical examination and psychological examination forms.  You must undergo a physical and psychological examination at your own expense.  The physicians must be PA licensed.  The physicians must submit completed and signed forms to the Lethal Weapons Certification Unit.

 

Step 3:  An approval/denial letter to attend training will be sent to the address you provided in application.

 

Step 4:  Schedule training at an Act 235 certified school.  A list of certified schools can be found on the Certified Schools tab.  It is the applicant's responsibility to schedule the training after receiving the approval letter.


Step 5: Upon completion of training, send a $30 certification fee via money order/certified check made payable "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" to:


PA State Police

Lethal Weapons Certification 

8002 Bretz Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17112



OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS


In addition to the steps above, please submit 2 passport size photos to:

 

PA State Police

Lethal Weapons Certification Unit

8002 Bretz Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17112




 The status of your application can be checked under the Online Services tab, Status Inquiry.