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How to Apply for Private Security Provider Certification or License
What paperwork, training or fees do I need to submit?

Please see below on required application packet, training and fees. If you are applying for multiple certifications, please contact DPSST for guidance on the correct fee amount and paperwork required. A completed application packet must be mailed to the Department and postmarked prior to the applicant performing any private security services. 
 
You may access the forms page by using this link, Private Security Forms
 
You may access the instructor list by using this link, Instructor List.
 
You may access the training calendar by using this link, Private Security Manager/Instructor Training
 
If you are looking to add, upgrade, or renew a certification/license, please use this link 

Adding, Upgrading or Renewing.

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

  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.
  4. If currently employed, an original, completed Form PS-20 (Private Security Services Provider Temporary Work Permit). Temporary Work Permits will not be issued to armed private security professionals or private security instructors.
  5. A completed Form PS-27 (Private Security Professional Code of Ethics) affirming moral fitness and professional standards.
  6. All applicants for instructor certification must submit a resume demonstrating they meet the instructor prerequisites as described in OAR 259-060-0135.
  7. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees.
 
TRAINING AND FEES FOR SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE APPLYING FOR: 

 

Alarm Monitor Private Security Professional

  • 12 hr. basic alarm monitor training
$115​​

Armed/Unarmed Private Security Professional

  • 12 hr. basic unarmed training;
  • 24 hr. basic armed training​
$115

Unarmed Private Security Professional

  • 12 hr. basic unarmed training​
$115

Alarm Monitor Private Security Instructor

  • 12 hr. basic alarm monitor training;
  • Alarm Monitor Instructor course​
$140

Firearms Private Security Instructor

  • 12 hr. basic unarmed training;
  • 24 hr. basic armed training; 
  • Firearms Instructor course​
$208

Unarmed Private Security Instructor

  • 12 hr. basic unarmed training;
  • Unarmed Instructor course​
$140

​Executive Manager

  • 8 hr. basic training;
  • Manager course
$300

​Supervisory Manager

  • 8 hr. basic training;
  • Manager course
$125