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How to Apply for Private Security Certification or License
What paperwork, training or fees do I need to take or submit?
Please see below on required training, fees, and paperwork. If you are applying for multiple certifications, please contact DPSST for guidance on the correct fee amount and paperwork required.
 
You may access the forms page by using this link, Private Security Forms
 
You may access the instructor list by using this link, Instructor List.
 
You may access the training calendar by using this link, Private Security Manager/Instructor Training.
 
If you are looking to add, upgrade, or renew a certification/license, please use this link Renewals and Upgrades.

Unarmed Professional or Alarm Monitor
$115
PS-1 Basic Application
PS-4 Fingerprint Affidavit
1 fingerprint card
12 hr basic training – please see List of Instructors.
PS-20 Temporary Work Permit – if you will be providing unarmed security services while waiting for your card.
 
Please note: If you came directly to this section, and are interested in contracting yourself out to various businesses, please see the additional requirements listed in the above section.

Armed/Unarmed Professional
$115
PS-1 Basic Application
PS-4 Fingerprint Affidavit
1 fingerprint card
12 hr basic unarmed training – please see List of Instructors.
24 hr basic armed training – please see List of Instructors.
PS-20 Temporary Work Permit – if you will be providing unarmed security services while waiting for your card.
 
Please note: If you came directly to this section, and are interested in contracting yourself out to various businesses, please see the additional requirements listed in the above section.

Unarmed or Alarm Instructor
$140
PS-1 Basic Application
PS-4 Fingerprint Affidavit
1 fingerprint card
12 hr basic training – please see List of Instructors.
5 hr instructor orientation – please see PI & PS Training Calendar.
Resume -showing you have 3 years prior experience in security, military police, or law enforcement AND a high school diploma or GED

Firearm Instructor
$140
PS-1 Basic Application
PS-4 Fingerprint Affidavit
1 fingerprint card
12 hr basic training – please see List of Instructors.
5 hr instructor orientation – please see PI & PS Training Calendar.
Resume -showing you have 3 years prior experience in security, military police, or law enforcement AND a high school diploma or GED
Proof of current NRA, FLETC, or FBI firearm instructor certification

Supervisory Manager
$125
PS-1 Basic Application
PS-4 Fingerprint Affidavit
1 fingerprint card
8 hr basic training – please see List of Instructors.
5 hr manager orientation – please see PI & PS Training Calendar.
PS-20 Temporary Work Permit – if providing manager duties while waiting for card.

Executive Manager
$300
PS-1 Basic Application
PS-4 Fingerprint Affidavit
1 fingerprint card
8 hr basic training – please see List of Instructors.
5 hr manager orientation – please see PI and PS Training Calendar.
PS-20 Temporary Work Permit – if providing manager duties while waiting for card.