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In this section you will find information related to certification of municipal police officers and municipal police instructors in Pennsylvania.


Certification Examination

Individuals who have satisfied the minimum training standards may apply to take the state certification examination by completing an application in the Training and Certification System (TACS). Scheduled test dates/locations are available in TACS.
COVID-19 NOTICE: Due to current restrictions, MPOETC is only testing individuals who are currently hired by or have a conditional offer of employment from a police department.  This website will be update when open-enrollment testing is available again.  Please be prepared to provide written proof of your police department employment status with your application. 

The Commission staff has produced a study guide for individuals planning to take the state certification exam.  In addition the study guide provide below are additional resources that applicants will find helpful when preparing.


Reinstatement of Certification

Individuals who have been Decertified by the Commission are eligible for Consideration for Reinstatement of Certification.  Please review the link below for further details.