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Questions Regarding DPSST Certification
DPSST Questions
Trial Service Employees
1. I am currently on trial service and participating in BCC (Basic Corrections Course). What is the process if I am bumped and laid-off?
Within 10 days of layoff, an F-4 needs to be processed and submitted to DPSST. This will inform DPSST that you are no longer with the Department due to layoff and effectively stop your training in place. There is a layoff section to the F-4.
Upon rehire, we would need to complete another F-4 within 10 days to DPSST. This will allow the "clock to restart" for the purpose of allowing the one year for certification. If you return within six (6) months and need additional time to become certified, you will need to seek a waiver to complete training. Generally, layoffs have always been considered "good cause" for approval of waivers. When the waiver is approved, you will restart your training from where you left off in the process.
If you return to work outside the six (6) month window, the same F-4 process will take place but the determination on where to restart training in BCC will be on a case-by-case basis. The Oregon Department of Corrections Professional Development Unit (PDU) and DPSST will look at how long you were absent from service and where you were in the BCC process to make the final determination.

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Regular Status Employees
1. If an employee with Security certification is laid-off for more than 90 days, will certification be revoked?

Yes. A public safety officer's certification lapses 90 days after leaving an agency.

2. If yes to #1, what re-training will be required to obtain re-certification?

If the officer is employed within 2 years, no additional training is required. After 2 years and up to 5 years, an employee returning is required to attend the two-week Career Officer Development (COD) course. After five years, the officer needs to start over with basic training.

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