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

Officer Certification (Municipal Police Officer)
Instructor Certification (Municipal Police Instructor)
Information for Police Departments

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.

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.

MPOETC Certification Examination Study Guide

Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure (Title 234)
Pennsylvania Crimes Code (Title 18)
Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Title 75)
Constitution of the United States of America

Reinstatement of Certification

Individuals who were​ d​ecertified by the Commission are eligible for Consideration for Reinstatement of Certification.  Please review the link below for further details.

PA Bulletin - Consideration for Reinstatement of Certification
Application for Reconsideration of Certification