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  • Licensure and certification program supports industry professionalism
    DPSST Administrative Building
    DPSST's Private Security and Private Investigators Program provides training and licensing services to its constituents in an industry-initiated effort to enhance professionalism among member-businesses and employees who provide services in the state of Oregon. The program works together with its policy committee members and the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to establish professional standards, provide training to assist constituents in meeting these standards and enforce licensure and certification requirements for private security professionals and private investigators.
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Important information for armed private security professionals, private security firearms instructors and managers employing armed providers 

(Updated 7/24/18)


Checking on your application status?  Today is 8/15/18 - We are currently processing applications received on 8/14/18

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Use I.R.I.S to check on your application status if it was mailed prior to our current processing date.  
You can search by your last name or DPSST issued Private Security ID Number.   
We are also available by phone Monday - Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM at 503-378-8531.
 ***Note: DPSST certification/licensure records that have passed the required retention period as designed by the Secretary of State's Archive Schedule have been purged and will no longer be viewable in IRIS*** 
Private Security Program Quick links


List of Private Security Instructors


Class calendar for Private Security​​

2018 Meeting calendar for Committee and Subcommittees


Fingerprinting Options and Information 




Instructor Resources


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Stay up to date on DPSST Private Security information - Join ListServ! ListServ is an e-mail subscription services that allows our department to send information that is relevant to the Private Security Profession.   We generally send announcements about training classes available through other agencies; ORS and OAR updates;  and in 2018 we will start sending weekly updates about our department.

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