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Lethal Weapons Training - PA Act 235

Lethal Weapons certification, officially known as PA Act 235, is mandatory for all privately employed persons who utilize any type of a lethal weapon in the performance of their work. Lethal Weapons Training Academy is a state certified center for PA Act 235.

Information and official PA Act 235 application forms can be obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police lethal weapons training program website. To begin the Act 235 application process, You will need to download and print the following three forms.

1. SP-200 Agent application
2. SP-200a Physical exam
3. SP-200b Psychological exam

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Applicants should take each of the forms to their respective doctors for exam and completion. After completing form SP-200, the applicant should take it to the nearest PA State Police barracks, along with the fees. Upon completion of all required information the applicant will be fingerprinted by the PA State Police and your application forwarded to Lethal Weapons Training Commission for approval.

Pennsylvania State Police Act 235 FAQ

LWTA Registration Requirements for PA Act 235

1. Pre-register for course with a 50% deposit.

2. Balance of registration fee due no later than first day of course.

3. STUDENT MUST have letter of approval from state Lethal Weapons Training Commission. This course CANNOT be attended while papers and approval are being processed by the state.

4. All students will furnish the following equipment for the first day of class:

highlighter pen
good belt capable of retaining equipment
good belt holster
serviceable handgun + 100 rounds of factory ammo
Current Title 18 PA Crimes Code

5. Shotguns will be furnished by the Lethal Weapons Training Academy.

6. All required shotgun ammunition will be furnished by Lethal Weapons Training Academy.

Basic certification class - 40 hours - Cost $300.00
Recertification class - 8 hours - Cost $ 100.00
Class Size - 20 Participants

Pre-Register for PA Act 235

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 November 2014 )

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