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Unarmed Private Security Instructor **Instructor Essentials (new) Curriculum Information

What are the minimum standards for an Unarmed Private Security Instructor certification?

Private Security Instructors must be:
  • Private Security Instructors must be:
    • At least 21 years of age; and
    • Must have earned one of the following:
      • A high school diploma; a General Education Development (GED) certificate; or a four-year, post-secondary degree issued by an accredited degree-granting college or university.
    Be of good moral fitness as determined by a criminal background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0300. Security professionals must demonstrate the Core Values:
     
    Honesty
    Good Character
    Public Trust
    Fair Treatment of Others
    Respect for the laws of this state and nation
     
    Complete application process, including training and fingerprinting.
    • Individuals must submit a resume demonstrating they meet the instructor prerequisites of a minimum of three years of work experience in private security services, military police, or law enforcement fields.
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​What can I expect from the Instructor course?

The Unarmed Private Security Instructor course is two-days in length. Attendees will learn successful instructor techniques; an in-depth curriculum and forms review is included.
 
Successful completion is based upon passing the course subject-matter exam, an ORS/OAR exam and a teach-back presentation.
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How do I apply to attend the next Unarmed Instructor course?

 
The application packet must be completed in its entirety and must include;
​​ Applicants must complete an application packet containing:
·        PS-1 (Application for Licensure or Certification of Private Security Services Provider);
·         A completed fingerprint card. The Department will supply pre-printed FBI fingerprint cards.  Proof of completing Fieldprint electronic fingerprints is also acceptable.
·        The original Form PS-6 (Affidavit of Instructor and Private Security Provider Testing Results) documenting completion of the training is required. 
·        PS-27 Code of Ethics form
·        Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees
·        Instructor applicants must submit a resume demonstrating they meet the instructor prerequisitesof a minimum of three years of work experience in private security services, military police, or law enforcement fields.
 
     Link to forms and fees​
Once the application packet has been processed by DPSST, you will need to attend a scheduled Instructors class, pass the assessment and the exam.​
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When is the next Unarmed Instructor course?

Here is the link to the Training Calendar

 
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How do I access iLearn?

To access iLearn, please click here.
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How do I renew my Instructor certification?

An application packet for renewing certification or licensure as a private security Instructor must be completed in its entirety and must include:
  1. A completed Form PS-21;
  2. A completed Form PS-27;
  3. A Form PS-8 (Continuing Education Form);
  4. Nonrefundable renewal certification or licensure fees; and
  5. Complete the required two-day Unarmed Instructor Essentials course, put on by DPSST.
Certified private security instructors who simultaneously hold certification as a private security professional are exempt from the required private security professional renewal training if they deliver the basic curriculum of the discipline for which they are certified at least one time per year.
Renewal application documents may be received by the Department up to 180 days prior to the expiration date of the certification or licensure. This allows time for processing of the forms and background check.
A late submission penalty of $25 will be assessed if reapplying after the expiration date of the certification or licensure.

 
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What if my certification 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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