Officer Certification Information
Reinstatement of Certification
The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission approved the issuance of policy by the Executive Director, establishing standards and guidelines for the reinstatement of certification. Standards and Guidelines are found in Policy Statement 2012-05, Consideration for Reinstatement of Certification. Guidelines are to be read before completing and submitting the Application for Reinstatement.
The Commission approved the Preamble to Proposed Rulemaking and Annex A amending Title 37 of the Pennsylvania Code providing a regulation change to the Retired Law Enforcement Identification Act (RLEIA) to conform to the amended definition of a qualified retired law enforcement officer found in the Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act (LEOSA) and RLEIA. The regulatory change reduces the years-of-service requirement for qualified retired officers from 15 to 10 years. However, since a proposed change takes substantial time to complete, the Commission authorized the Executive Director to take all steps necessary to implement any change or policy needed allowing retired officers eligible under LEOSA and RLEIA to receive the appropriate identification and qualification cards without delay.
Certification Testing Schedule
Pre- registration includes completing an application, submitting the application to MPOETC, and a letter confirming scheduling. WALK-INS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Test takers are required to present a valid photo driver's license on the day of testing and report 15 minutes prior to the starting time for the test. Test takers will NOT be admitted into the testing room without a valid photo driver's license. Handouts, written notes, books, cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted during testing. Test scores may be available on the same day of testing for examinees tested at the MPOETC Offices. Test scores for exams administered at other locations are available within 72 hours. Please contact MPOETC STAFF for test results.