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Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act

Who Qualifies for the LEOSA Act?

The LEOSA Act provides for two different categories of LEOSA credentials, 926B and 926C. The qualifications for each of the categories are shown below.

926B - Qualified Actively Serving

  • Is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law.
  • Has statutory powers of arrest or authority to apprehend pursuant to section 807(b) of Title 10, United States Code (also known as Article 7(b) of the UCMJ).
  • Is authorized by the organization to carry a firearm.
  • Is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the organization that could result in suspension or loss of police powers.
  • Meets the organization's standards, if any, which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm of the same type (e.g., revolver or semiautomatic pistol) as the concealed firearm
  • Is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance.
  • Is not prohibited by federal law from receiving a firearm.

926C - Qualified Retired and Separated

  • Be separated in good standing from service with the DoD component as a law enforcement officer.
  • Before separation, have been authorized to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution, or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law.
  • Before separation had statutory powers of arrest or authority to apprehend pursuant to section 807(b) of Title 10, United States Code (also known as Article 7(b) of the UCMJ).
  • Before separation, or retraining into a new career field (without apprehension authority), served as a law enforcement officer, or separated from service with the DoD component after completing any applicable period of service, due to a service-connected disability, as determined by that component
  • To carry concealed, during the most recent 12-month period, (1) met the State's standards for training and qualification to carry a firearm for active law enforcement officers in that state for the same type of weapon as the concealed, (2) qualify using the States LEOSA firearms qualification course, or (3) if the State has not established law enforcement officer firearms qualification standard the instructor will certify the officer has completed the DoD Component handgun qualification course conducted by a state certified civilian firearms instructor using the member's privately owned firearm and personally procured ammunition.

  • NOTE 1: With the exception of DoD Component firearms training, all firearms qualification courses must be taught by certified firearms instructor through  American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors, or be qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty law enforcement officers within that state.
  • NOTE 2: When carrying concealed the proof of firearms certification cannot be older than 12 months at all times.
  • Have not entered into an agreement with the DoD component from which the individual is separated from service acknowledges he or she is not qualified under section 926C for reasons relating to mental health.
  • NOTE 3: There is no requirement for a mental health examination for separating or separated law enforcement officers seeking a LEOSA identification card.
  • Have not been officially found by a qualified medical professional employed by the DoD component to be unqualified for reasons of mental health.
  • Not be prohibited by federal law from receiving a firearm.
  • Agree that while armed, will not be under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance.
Qualification Courses offered for LEOSA

We conduct the qualification courses needed to apply for your LEOSA Permits.  At PG FIREARMS TRAINING, we appreciate our veterans.  We want to help you have a smooth easy application process with the LEOSA Agency.  We will conduct your qualification course and get you written documentation needed to get your paper work turned in and approved for your permit. As active law enforcement instructors, we will give you an actual police qualification course that is recognized nationwide. Please contact us at: [email protected] and ask us about pricing and dates for qualification courses.