How long does it take to get a certification or license?
The process generally takes between one to four months. This time frame may vary depending on whether or not there are any delays in processing, such as deficiencies, fingerprints being rejected, or criminal history.
Certification cards are printed twice a month.
Do I need to be certified as unarmed before adding armed to my certification?
No. The unarmed training is a requirement of obtaining an armed/unarmed certification, but you don’t have to be certified as unarmed prior to applying for armed.
I received a Notice of Violation letter in the mail, what does it mean?
Notice of Violation letters are sent for various reasons, but overall it is because according to our records, or subsequent investigation, you failed to meet the minimum standards set forth in administrative law. The letter is an educational tool that gives you the opportunity to correct the immediate issue in lieu of receiving a potential civil penalty in the future.
I was recently arrested and charged with a crime; do I need to report it to you?
Oregon Revised Statute 181.885 Effect of being charged with crime.
1) If a private security provider is charged with a crime, the private security provider shall notify the private security provider’s employer, or, if the private security provider is not employed, the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, of that fact not later than 48 hours after the charge is filed.
(2) If an executive manager knows that an employee has been charged with a crime, the executive manager shall notify the department of that fact not later than 48 hours after the executive manager acquired the knowledge.
(3) The department may suspend the certificate or license of a private security provider charged with a crime pending disposition of the charge.
(4) If an applicant for certification or licensure as a private security provider is charged with a crime, the applicant shall notify the department of that fact not later than 48 hours after the charge is filed.
What is your fax number?
503-378-4600 How do I submit a supply order?
Please go to PS Forms
and print off a PS-3 (supply form) and fax your order to 503-378-4600.