Unfortunately, Pa does not have a CCW. It is a License to Carry Firearm or LTCF and no matter what the sheriff tells you, you do not need to conceal when you get it.
That being said, the time it takes really depends on the county. Some are instant while others take a few weeks. You will get a postcard in the mail letting you know that you can come pick it up or you were denied.
<span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">In memory of WCO David L. Grove
End of Watch - November 11, 2010</span></span>