Retired Officer Responsibilities

An officer who meets the definition of a qualified retired law enforcement officer (Title 18 §926C) must contact the law enforcement agency from which they separated/retired to obtain an identification card.


Retired officers who have identification cards must qualify annually on the type(s) of weapons (semi-automatic and/or revolver) they carry concealed. Officers wishing to qualify must affirm their eligibility under the provisions and requirements of PA Code 37 §221.31 by completing and signing the Pennsylvania Retired Officer Concealed Carry Acknowledgement Form.

Contact an RLEIA Firearms Instructor to arrange for qualification.

Once a qualification card has been issued, the retired officer must take the card to the County Sheriff’s Office so a background check can be completed and a confirmation number issued.  A qualification card is not valid without a confirmation number.