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Unarmed Private Security Instructor

When is the next Unarmed Instructor course?

Here is the link to the Training Calendar
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How do I apply to attend the next Unarmed Instructor course?

Submit a completed application form with the applicable fees to DPSST.  Please include the preferred class date with the application.

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How do I add a new certification to my current certification(s)?

Application packet for adding certification or licensure as a private security provider must be completed in its entirety and must include:
 
  • A completed Form PS-1;
  • The original Form PS-6 completed, documenting completion of the training required;
  • 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);and
  • Nonrefundable certification or licensure fee as prescribed by OAR 259-060-500.
  • Individuals applying to add private security instructor certification must submit a resume demonstrating they meet the instructor prerequisites.
  • Individuals currently certified as an unarmed private security provider applying to add armed private security certification must carry a copy of the Form PS-6 and the Form PS-23 (Change of Information) while performing private security services until a new certificate is received.
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How do I renew my Instructor certification?

Renewal application documents must be received by the Department within 180 days prior to the expiration date of the certification or licensure to allow for processing of the forms and background check.
 
Fees, paperwork, and training that is required may depend on what type of certification/licensure you hold and are attempting to renew. Factors such as if you are renewing after expiration or how many certifications or licenses you hold can affect the answer. The information below is based on someone who is sending in renewal application packet for one certification/license, at least one month before expiration.
 
If a renewal applicant is currently employed and submits a renewal application packet less than 30 days prior to the expiration of certification or licensure, the submission of a Form PS-20 is required to continue providing private security services while the application packet is being processed.
 
A late submission penalty will be assessed if reapplying after the expiration date of the certification or licensure.
 
Applicants renewing their certification or licensure more than four years after the expiration date of the certification or licensure must submit a new application packet.
 
An application packet for renewing certification or licensure as a private security provider must be completed in its entirety and must include:
 
1. A completed Form PS-21 (Application for Renewal of Private Security Certification/Licensure);
2. A completed Form PS-27 affirming moral fitness and professional standards;
3. The original Form PS-6 completed as prescribed by OAR 259-060-0060, documenting completion of the training required;
4. Applicant for renewal of instructor certification must submit a Form PS-8 (Continuing Education Form); and
5. Nonrefundable renewal certification or licensure fees.​
 

 

  
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What if my licence has already expired?

A late submission penalty will be assessed if reapplying after the expiration date of the certification or licensure.
 
Applicants renewing their certification or licensure more than four years after the expiration date of the certification or licensure must submit a new application packet, see 'How to Apply for Private Security'.
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I received a Deficiency Notice - what do I do?

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