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Pennsylvania LEOSA

State Controlling Agency

Title

 Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC)

Address

8002 Bretz Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112-9748

Telephone

(717) 346-4086

State Details

Who Can Qualify

A certified firearms instructors can conduct LEOSA qualifications.

“…The term, certified, should not be interpreted to mean that the Commission's Municipal Police Instructor (MPI) number is needed to be considered certified. The police department's instructor can use a certification from the weapon manufacturer that provided his/her firearms instructor training or a firearms instructor certification from an agency that conducts bonafide police/law enforcement firearms instructor development courses….”

State Law/Regulation/Directive
Notes

In‐State Retired Officer Responsibilities Steps for Retired Officers to follow when attaining a Retired Law Enforcement Officer Identification and Qualification Card (See 37 Pa. Code §221.31):

How do I obtain an Identification Card in Pennsylvania?

Contact the law enforcement agency from where you retired to request an identification card and pay the required fee.

How do I obtain a Qualification Card in Pennsylvania?

a. Complete the Retired Officer Concealed Carry Acknowledgement Form. It can be printed from the Retired Law Enforcement ID Act Forms page on this site.

b. Review and select a RLEIA certified law enforcement firearms instructor (listed by county).

c. Present the completed Acknowledgement Form along with two forms of identification (your retired identification card and a photo identification such as a driver’s license) to a firearms instructor recognized under the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA).

d. Leave the completed Acknowledgement Form with the firearms instructor.

e. Qualify on the prescribed course of fire and receive instruction on the use of force for civilians.

f. Take the qualification card to the sheriff for processing and signature.

g. Remit a $5.00 administrative fee, in the form of either money order or certified check payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the Sheriff.

h. If the qualification card is lost, stolen, destroyed, mutilated or becomes illegible, make a written request for a replacement card to a recognized firearms instructor and pay the appropriate fee for replacement. Take the replacement card to the Sheriff for signature.

Responsibilities for out of state retired law enforcement officers residing in Pennsylvania

a. Obtain a retired officers identification card from your former employer.

b. Complete the Retired Officer Concealed Carry Acknowledgement Form, printable from the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act Forms page on this site.

c. Review and select a RLEIA certified law enforcement firearms instructor (listed by county).

d. Present the completed Acknowledgement Form along with two forms of identification (your retired identification card and a second form of official/government identification with a photo) to a firearms instructor recognized under the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA).

e. Leave the completed Acknowledgement Form with the firearms instructor.

f. Qualify on the prescribed course of fire and receive instruction on use of force for civilians.

g. Take the qualification card to the sheriff for processing and signature.

h. Remit a $5.00 administrative fee, in the form of either money order or certified check payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the Sheriff.

i. If the qualification card is lost, stolen, destroyed, mutilated or become illegible, make a written request for a replacement card to a recognized firearms instructor and pay the appropriate fee for replacement. Take the replacement card to the Sheriff for signature.

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