Another thread requested information on act235 certification cost and time.
Since I may do something requiring this upon retiring, I looked into the total costs myself and chose to submit a new thread which addresses this certification.
Here is a link to Pa schools (not a complete list) http://www.lethalweapons.state.pa.us...te/default.asp
I called one school to get some specific costs. The school I called is pretty close to me. Shield Training(http://act235.com/)gave me information on what they charge to get this certification.
Anthony Arms also was listed on a google search to provide this cert. I sent them a request for total cost information.http://www.anthonyarms.com/lethalweaponstraining.htm
Info from Shield training as follows:
$80.25 is the app / background fee. PSP provides cards. In fact the
majority of the barracks went to the electric years ago so no cards needed.
Just follow the directions laid out on our site.
$30 fee is a money order that we have to attach to your grade sheet and you
just need to provide that by the final class day. It's your fee to get the
Class is $450 for firearms, $400 for non-firearms certification.
Firearms portion is held at our police range. Twin Rivers COG. The map and
directions are on our website.
You must be 18 years of age to qualify and successfully pass all 4 pieces of
the puzzle as laid out on our website, before the state will certify you.
So, if I choose to use this school, I am into $560.25. This does not include a psychological exam or eye exam.I may also have to pay for the physical dependent on time nearing a class.
Use of OC training is also included.
The firearms qualification is 30 rounds.
End of Shield Training info.
I saw a few other schools which were not listed on the website and will call around.
I think this class has to be presented by either a police officer or a lawyer IIRC.
This is my preliminary research. I will edit if I find other info.
Does anyone have anything to add? If so , thanks.