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Adding

What do I need to do to add a new certification/licensure?

 

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 applying to add private security instructor certification must submit a resume demonstrating they meet the instructor prerequisites.
  6. 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. 

 

Renewing

 
What do I need to do to renew a current certification/licensure?
 
 
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, see 'How to Apply for Private Security'
 
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.​

  TRAINING AND FEES FOR SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE RENEWING FOR: 

 
Alarm Monitor Private Security Professional
 $65
4 hr. alarm monitor biennial refresher training
 
Armed/Unarmed Private Security Professional
$65
4 hr. unarmed biennial refresher training
Annual firearms marksmanship requalification and annual armed 4 hr. refresher training*
*Individuals who failed to maintain their armed/unarmed certification, by not completing and submitting their annual armed training within the 180 days prior to anniversary/expiration date, must complete the 24 hr. Basic Firearms Training.
 
Unarmed Private Security Professional
$65
4 hr. unarmed biennial refresher training
 
Supervisory Manager
$75
Manager Course
 
Executive Manager
$250 
Manager Course
 
Firearms Private Security Instructor
$158  
Firearms Instructor Course
 
 
Alarm Monitor or Unarmed Private Security Instructor
$90  
Instructor Course (for correct discipline)
 

What if I 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'
 
 
 
Upgrading
What do I need to do to upgrade from unarmed private security professional to armed private security professional?
 
An application packet for upgrading from unarmed private security professional to an armed private security professional 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. Nonrefundable certification fee; and
  4. Individuals currently certified as an unarmed private security provider applying to add adding an armed private security certification must carry a copy of the Form PS-6 and the Form PS-23 while performing private security services until a new certificate is received. 
 
Unarmed Private Security Professional or Armed Private Security Professional
$20
24 hr. basic firearms training
 
When an individual applies for an upgrade from unarmed private security professional to armed private security professional, the expiration date of the original certificate does not change and you will be held to the annual requirements of firearms marksmanship requalification and refresher course as prescribed in OAR 259-060-0120. 
 
If you would like to apply for a new armed private security professional certification with a two year expiration date, please see how to 'Adding'.