This is the required security guard training class that provides the firearms training necessary to work legally as an armed security guard in Pennsylvania.
Students that obtain their Armed Security License must complete the 8 hour renewal course every five (5) years to retain their license.
Act 235 Applicant Registration:
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.
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
Pennsylvania Law & Regulations
Principles of Justification
Testifying in Court
Incident Investigation and Reporting
Introduction to Combat Shooting
Handgun Combat Shooting Qualification
Other Security Training Topics
The State of Pennsylvania mandates that applicants for security licenses must be at least 18 years of age, have no disqualifying criminal history, and be legally allowed to work in the United States.
A Licensing Fee must be paid directly to the state of Pennsylvania. This fee is not included in the course price.