Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training will be changing the way it provides services at its Salem campus effective immediately. Offices will remain open and staff can be reached by email or phone during regular business hours, but in-person interactions between staff and the public will be by appointment only.
  • 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.
Important Program Information Related to COVID-19
  • Some staff will be teleworking to the fullest extent possible.  Those teleworking will receive voicemails; however, may have difficulty responding over the phone.  We appreciate your patience during this state of emergency.
  • Attention Employers, Private Security Instructors and Managers! - In an effort to increase social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19, The Private Security program has cancelled DPSST instructed private security courses for new and renewing instructors of private security through June 7, 2020.  Private Security Manager courses scheduled through June 7, 2020 will be held using WebEx.  Additional information will be e-mailed to individuals currently registered to attend a DPSST Private Security instructed course.


Checking on your application status? 
Applications/Forms Daily update as of 04/09/2020:​
Alarm Monitors* – currently processing 03/31/2020​
Armed Providers – currently processing 04/09/2020
Event & Entertainment* - ​currently processing 04/09/2020   
Managers* and Instructors – currently processing 04/09/2020
Unarmed Professionals* - currently processing 04/02/2020
*Individuals may be eligible to work on a temporary work permit for 120 days.  If you have been issued a temporary work permit, check to make certain it is still valid. If your temporary work permit is about to expire, a subsequent temporary work permit may be issued by the employing manager after contacting the DPSST and receiving approval.
Those individuals that are employed and applied for renewal more than 30 days prior to expiration, please check the expiration of your certification, you may be eligible to submit a temporary work permit.
Questions? - Please email dpsst.security@state.or.us  
 IRIS button.jpg 
Private security provider records are available online, by clicking the I.R.I.S. button.
You can search by last name or DPSST issued Private Security Identification Number (PSID).
Records include provider’s training, employment, certification and deficiencies.
I.R.I.S. offers the option to print a profile report.  We encourage the use of I.R.I.S. for individuals looking for public record information.
If I.R.I.S. does not provide the information you need, please visit the Records Request page.
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


Stay up to date on DPSST Private Security information - Sign-up for GovDelivery! GovDelivery is an e-mail subscription services that allows our department to send information that is relevant to the Private Security Profession.  You subscribe to the topics you would like to receive information about.  We generally send announcements about training classes available; ORS and OAR updates; and weekly updates about our department.