831-33 Ellsworth Street Philadelphia PA 19147
Phone: (215) 551-4544 or 215-271-1365
Fax:  (215) 271-3715     
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs           10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-7pm


Act 235 Course Breakdown

Basic Training Course

Academic Module                                        Total Hours = 26

I. Course Administration                                      4 Hours

II. General Principles                                          18 Hours

   A. Legal Authority

   B. Constitutional Restrictions                        

   C. Principles of Justification

   D. Pennsylvania Crimes Code

   E. Limited Authority

   F. Incident Investigation and Reporting

   G. Testifying in Court

III. Skills Training                                                4 Hours

   A. Armed and Unarmed Defense (explanation, demonstration, and practice)

Firearms Module                                          Total Hours = 14

I. Introduction to Firearms                                    2 Hours

II. Handgun Familiarization                                   5 Hours

III. Introduction to Combat Shooting                       2 Hours

IV. Handgun Combat Shooting Qualification           3 Hours

V. Shotgun-Introduction and Familiarization           2 Hours


Renewal Training Course

Academic Renewal Module                        Total Hours = 3

I. Pennsylvania Crimes Code                               

II. Limits of Authority

III. Justification

IV. Examination

Firearms Renewal Module                         Total Hours = 5

I. Handgun Combat Shooting - Familiarization

II. Shotgun Introduction and Familiarization