Act 218 Qualification


Main Line Armory proudly offers the Act 218 Retired Law Enforcement Qualifications Course, specifically designed to meet the requirements set forth under The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (HR 218) for retired law enforcement officers. This course provides the necessary qualification for retired officers seeking to carry a concealed firearm as outlined in the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).

Key Features of The Act 218 Qualification Course:

Legal Framework Review of HR 218:

  • Comprehensive overview of The LEOSA, focusing on rights, responsibilities, and legal obligations of retired law enforcement officers carrying concealed firearms.

Firearm Proficiency Testing:

  • Rigorous live-fire exercises to assess proficiency in handling and firing various types of firearms, adhering to the qualification standards set by HR 218.

Safety and Handling Refresher:

  • A thorough refresher on firearm safety, handling, and maintenance, ensuring that all participants are up-to-date with the best practices in firearm management.

Scenario-Based Training:

  • Practical exercises simulating real-life scenarios, enhancing decision-making skills and response times in potential threat situations.

Certification Process:

  • Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the certification required under LEOSA, allowing them to legally carry a concealed firearm as a retired law enforcement officer.

Course Requirements:

  • Participants must be retired law enforcement officers with valid identification.
  • Personal firearm and ammunition (if specific types are required for qualification).




1 Hour