Pennsylvania Act 235 Testing

Psychological Exam and Physical Exam
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If you want to become a Pennsylvania Act 235 certified security officer, you have to apply to be accepted into the Pennsylvania State Police Lethal Weapons Training program. The application process requires that you pass a psychological exam, a physical exam, and a criminal background check.

Our office runs Act 235 Lethal Weapons Certification Examination Sessions during which you can take your psychological examination and your physical examination, all in the same place, for your convenience.

Psychological Exam

We do the Act 235 psychological exam on selected Saturdays and Sundays. The exam is administered by Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP, who is a PA licensed psychologist. Our exam sessions begin promptly at 8:00AM and there are limited spaces, register today! Dr. Bruce Eimer’s fee for the psychological examination service is $200.

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Physical Exam

For your convenience, you can also get your physical exam done, for an additional cost, at the same time that you get your psychological exam. Patrick Byrne DO, our PA licensed physician, charges $75 for the Act 235 physical exam. Dr. Byrne’s fee is NOT included in the charge that you pay on this website.

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Firearms Training

The Act 235 firearms card provides a license to carry a firearm while you work as a security officer, private investigator, bail bondsman, fugitive recovery agent, and/or Constable. If you want to carry when not working, you must apply for a separate PA License To Carry Firearms. If new to firearms, 2 hours with Dr. Eimer will prepare you to get the most from your Act 235 firearms training.

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Reviews from Successful Act 235 Applicants

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Dear Dr. Eimer, This brief message is to inform you I received the approval letter from the Pennsylvania State Police Lethal Weapons Unit and I appreciated your professional and help into this matter… Once again appreciate your very kind and professional attention that I received from you…

Evangelista Evangelista

Dr. Eimer’s Act 235 services met and exceeded my expectations. Dr. Eimer and his staff are friendly and professional during the entire process. They clearly explain the testing prior to the psych exam so there are no surprises. The onsite physician and fingerprinting also allows for all the Act 235 requirements to be completed in one day….

Sean Boshinski

I enrolled in Dr. Bruce Eimer’s Pa Act 235 Psychological Exam session, and attended in February 2017. The enrollment process was simple, and the entire process was conducted professionally and systematically. Dr Eimer’s staff are all knowledgeable and experienced at their profession…

Bret Thebes