§ 21.23. Certification status change.

 When a certified agent desires to change his certification from nonfirearm to firearm status, he shall satisfy the following requirements:

   (1)  He shall make a written request for approval to attend a certified firearms training module. The certified agent must include two recent unmounted color photographs, which are approximately 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch in size; full faced and measure 1 inch from the top of the head to the point of the chin, without hat.

   (2)  Upon receipt of the Commissioner’s written approval to attend a certified firearms training module, he shall be subject to the following:

     (i)   School selection. The applicant shall select a certified training school from a list provided by the Commissioner.

     (ii)   Length of approval eligibility. The Commissioner’s written approval to attend a certified firearms training module will be valid for 6 months from date of issue.

     (iii)   Training program. Upon completion of the required firearms training module the applicant shall proceed as follows:

       (A)   Successful completion. Upon notification of successful completion of the required firearms training module, the applicant shall immediately tender to the certified training school, a certified check, cashier’s check or money order, in the amount of $25 made payable to the ‘‘Pennsylvania State Police.’’ Personal checks will not be accepted. This fee is not refundable.

       (B)   Unsuccessful training. An applicant who does not successfully complete the firearms training module shall be permitted to re-enroll in that training module, if the re-enrollment occurs prior to the expiration of the Commissioner’s approval to attend training. The applicant must repeat the entire firearms training module and attain a successful score.

     (iv)   Expired approval. An applicant who fails to successfully complete the required firearms training module prior to the expiration of the Commissioner’s written approval to attend training, must initiate a new request for approval to attend training as outlined in paragraph (1).

     (v)   Agent certification (reissued). Upon receipt of notification of successful completion of the required firearms training module, with the appropriate fee, the Commissioner will reissue his written certification with the appropriate change of status. Reissued certification shall be valid for the remainder of the term of the original certification. The certified agent, within 5 days of receipt of the reissued certification card must return the original certification card to the Department. Failure to strictly comply with this return provision shall result in the immediate suspension of the agent’s certification.



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