Lethal Weapons Training (Act235)

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that any person wishing to become a certified security officer or who is privately employed and is required, as a condition of employment, to carry a lethal weapon, must participate in a 40 hour Lethal Weapons Training Program. Pennsylvania also requires that that every five years, individuals who have been certified, attend an eight hour recertification program. Our Act 235 classes will resume in 2024. To view a list of certified schools currently offering certification classes, please click here.  For questions, please email safety@northampton.edu,