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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.
Holiday Closure - Our office will be closed on Monday January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day   


Checking on your application status? 
Important Applications/Forms Daily update as of 01/1​7/2020:​
New Unarmed Professionals* - currently processing 01/16/2020
Renewing Unarmed Professionals* - currently processing 01/17/2020
All Alarm Monitors* – currently processing 01/17/2020​
All Armed Providers – currently processing 01/17/2020​
Managers* and Instructors – currently processing 01/16/2020
*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  
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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


How to start a Private Security or Alarm Monitoring business in Oregon


Unarmed Security Professional

Unarmed Private Security Instructor 


Armed/Unarmed Security Professional

Firearms Private Security Instructor​


Criminal Disqualifiers​

Deficiency and Termination letters




List of Private Security Instructors


Class calendar for Private Security​​


Fingerprinting Options and Information 




Instructor Resources


Check your company status using SNAPSHOT



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.

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Professional Standards Complaint