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On January 1, 2021, new moral fitness rules will be effective for the Private Security Program.
unarmed professional basic and refresher curriculum is updated to
include any changes related to the new moral fitness rules. The updated
manuals can be found on our website and are available to view or
Continuing education must focus on instructor development or the corresponding DPSST private security professional course topics you are certified to teach. Continuing education sources including training, classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences and webinars.The continuing education must be documented and submitted on a Form PS-8, including proof of completion or attendance. Proof can be in the form of a grade, certificate, transcript, minutes, attendance roster or training record.The continuing education must be completed within the two year prior to application for renewal of the instructor certification.Instructors with more than one DPSST private security instructor certification must complete the continuing education for each of their instructor certifications using separate continuing education hours.Below is a list of professional organizations that may be useful in providing beneficial training to meet the continuing education requirements.
DPSST does not endorse any of these professional organizations nor guarantee acceptance of training for education hours unless it meets the requirements listed above.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)FEMA Center for Domestic PreparednessFederal Emergency Management AgencyHomeland SecurityNational Institute of HealthNational Institute of JusticeFederal Law Enforcement Training CentersNational Highway Institute
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