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Unarmed Security Professional

What forms do I need to submit for an Unarmed Private Security certification?

Applicants must complete an application packet containing:

1.  PS-1 (Application for Licensure or Certification of Private Security Services Provider);
2.  A completed fingerprint packet. A fingerprint packet must include a pre-printed FBI fingerprint card and a Form PS-4 (Affidavit of Person Rolling Fingerprints) completed by the person rolling or scanning the fingerprints.  The card and form must be enclosed in a tamper-proof bag and sealed by the person who rolled the fingerprints before the packet is returned to the applicant.  The Department will supply pre-printed FBI fingerprint cards and tamper-proof bags.
3.  The original Form PS-6 (Affidavit of Instructor and Private Security Provider Testing Results) completed as prescribed by OAR 259-060-0060; documenting completion of the training required. The PS-6 must be enclosed in a tamper-proof bag by the Instructor, before being handed to the student.
4.  If currently employed, an original, completed Form PS-20 (Private Security Services Provider Temporary Work Permit).
5.   A completed Form PS-27 (Private Security Professional Code of Ethics) affirming moral fitness and professional standards.
6.  Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees
Link to forms
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How do I find a Private Security Instructor?

Here is the link to the Instructor List
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What forms do I need to submit when renewing my unarmed Private Security certification?

All applicants for certification or licensure must complete an application packet containing:
 

1.A completed Form PS-21;

2.The original Form PS-6 completed, documenting completion of the training required;

3.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

4.Nonrefundable certification or licensure fee as prescribed by OAR 259-060-500.

5. A completed Form PS-27

Link to the Forms

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How long after I submit my paperwork, will I receive my Private Security professional card?

It depends on a number of things such as the fingerprint scanning results and FBI background check. Generally it takes about 1-2 months.
 
Please don't call DPSST to check on your status, instead look yourself up using IRIS.
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How do I add a new certification to my current certification?

Application packet for adding certification or licensure as a private security provider must be completed in its entirety and must include:

1. A completed Form PS-1;
2. The original Form PS-6 completed, documenting completion of the training required;
3. 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
4. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fee as prescribed by OAR 259-060-500.
5. 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.
6. Include a completed PS-27
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I received a Deficiency Notice - what does it mean?

Click here for information on Deficiency Notices.
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