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Supervisory Managers

What is a Supervisory Manager and under what circumstances do we need one?

"Supervisory Manager" means an employee of, or a person supervised by an executive manager who has as a primary responsibility the supervision of certified private security professionals.

In the event of a staff change of executive managers or supervisory managers, the company or entity must select a replacement manager and immediately notify the Department of the staff change on the Form PS-23 (Change of Information).

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How do I apply for a Supervisory Manager certification?

Application packets must be completed in their entirety and must include:
  1. A completed Form PS-1;
  2. If currently employed, an original, completed Form PS-20 (you can sign it for yourself); and
  3. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees.
Once your application packet has been processed by DPSST you will need to attend a Manager's course, and pass the assessment and exam.​

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What can I expect during the Manager's course?

The Supervisor/Executive Manager’s course consists of eight-hours of classroom training focusing on DPPST forms and processes, and common questions or issues encountered by managers.

Successful completion of the course is based on class participation and the Manager’s exam.  The exam is open book and DPSST provides the reference materials to complete the exam. Note that the minimum passing score is 85% on the exam. 

Prior to taking the exam, you may review Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS); more specifically, ORS 181.870-181.991​ and OAR 259 Division 60.
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When is the next Supervisory Manager course?

Here is the link to the Training Calendar
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How long after I submit my paperwork, will I receive my Supervisory Managers card?

It depends on a number of things; please don't call DPSST to check on your status, instead check your application status using IRIS
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How do I renew my Supervisory Manager certification?

To renew your Supervisory Manager certification, submit the following;
  1. A completed Form PS-21;
  2. If currently employed, an original, completed Form PS-20 (temporary work permits will not be issued to armed private security professionals or private security instructors); 
  3. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees.
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