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Renew a Certification or License

Each certification or license type offered is listed below and provides a brief overview of the minimum standards, forms and fees required for each type.  Please note, an individual may be approved for one certification but denied other certification or license types if the individual does not meet the minimum standards for the specific certification or license type you are renewing.

Prior to submitting the renewal application, please review the minimum standards for the type of certification or license.  Minimum standard requirements are listed on the Background Information page by type and are also available in Oregon Administrative Rule.

Notice: Effective January 1, 2021 New Moral Fitness Standards will be required and can be viewed on the Moral Fitness page prior to January 1, 2021.
Certification and Licensure Fees
Links to Forms, Training and frequently asked questions can be found in the navigation menu on the left.


Certification and Licensure Types:

What forms do I need to submit when renewing my Alarm Monitor certification?

Application packets must be completed in their entirety and must include:

  1. A completed Form PS-21;

  2. The original Form PS-6 completed, documenting completion of the training required;

  3. If currently employed, an original, completed Form PS-20; and

  4. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees.

​​Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0300.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.​



What forms do I need to submit when renewing my Armed Private Security certification?

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

  1. A completed Form PS-21;

  2. The original Form PS-6 completed, documenting completion of the training required; and

  3. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fee.

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0320.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.​



What forms do I need to submit when renewing my Event and Entertainment Private Security certification?

All applicants for renewal of certification or licensure must complete a renewal application packet containing:

  1. ​A completed Form PS-21;

  2. Signed copies of Certificates of Completion of the Event and Entertainment course and exam;

  3. If currently employed, a completed Form PS-20 (temporary work permit);and

  4. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees.

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0310.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.

​What training do I need to complete for Event and Entertainment Professional certification?​

What forms do I need to submit when renewing my Unarmed Private Security certification?

All applicants for renewal of certification or licensure must complete a renewal application packet containing:

  1. ​A completed Form PS-21;

  2. The original Form PS-6 completed, documenting completion of the training required;

  3. If currently employed, a completed Form PS-20 (temporary work permit);and

  4. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees.

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0310.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.​



How do I renew my Supervisory Manager license?

To renew your Supervisory Manager license, submit the following:

  1. A completed Form PS-21;

  2. If currently employed, an original, completed Form PS-20 (temporary work permits will not be issued to armed private security professionals or private security instructors);

  3. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees; and

  4. Attend the DPSST Private Security Manager Course and pass the examination*

*DPSST will register you for the course and email you course information after the application is processed. ​

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0320.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.


Please note:  Taking a manager course will not fulfill the requirements for the unarmed professional certification.  If you are providing security services, you will need to attend an unarmed renewal class every two years.  If you renew the manager and professional certification at the same time, you can renew the professional certification under the fees paid to renew the manager license; please note both refresher courses are required.

How do I renew my Executive Manager License?

To renew your Executive Manager License, submit the following:

  1. A completed Form PS-21

  2. A completed Form PS-24 if employment has changed;

  3. If currently employed, an original, completed Form PS-20 (temporary work permit);

  4. Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees; and

  5. Attend the DPSST Private Security Manager Course and pass the examination*

*DPSST will register you for the course and email you course information after the application is processed.

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0320.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.​


Please note:  Taking a manager course will not fulfill the requirements for the unarmed professional certification.  If you are providing security services, you will need to attend an unarmed refresher class every two years.  If you renew both the executive manager license and the professional certification, you can renew the professional certification under the fees paid to renew the manager license; please note both refresher courses are required.


How do I renew my Instructor certification?

An application packet for renewing certification or licensure as a private security Instructor must be completed in its entirety and must include:

  1. A completed Form PS-21;

  2. A Form PS-8 (Continuing Education Form);

  3. Nonrefundable renewal certification or licensure fees; and

  4. Complete the required two-day Unarmed Instructor Essentials course, put on by DPSST.

Optional: If you would like to have your contact information published on the private security website on the Instructor List, please include the Instructor List Request Form with your application to renew even if you were previously on the Instructor List.

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0320.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.​

Certified private security instructors who simultaneously hold certification as a private security professional are exempt from the required private security professional renewal training if they deliver the basic curriculum of the discipline for which they are certified at least one time per year.  To apply for the professional training exemption, please submit the Professional Training Exemption Form.

Renewal application documents may be received by the Department up to 180 days prior to the expiration date of the certification or licensure. This allows time for processing of the forms and background check.
A late submission penalty of $25 will be assessed if reapplying after the expiration date of the certification or licensure.​

How do I renew my instructor certification?

An application packet for renewing an instructor certification must be completed in its entirety and must include:

  1. A completed Form PS-21;

  2. A Completed Form PS-8 w/ proof of continuing education;

  3. Nonrefundable renewal certification fee;

  4. A certificate of completion for the unarmed instructor online course; and

  5. Have successfully completed either of the following unarmed training requirements at least once within three years prior to submission of an application for unarmed instructor renewal

    • Participation in the instructor demonstration component of the unarmed private security instructor development course; or

    • the unarmed private security instructor development course in its entirety.

Optional: If you would like to have your contact information published on the private security website on the Instructor List, please include the Instructor List Request Form with your application to renew even if you were previously on the Instructor List.

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0320.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.​

Unarmed Instructor Online Renewal Course

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Certified private security instructors who simultaneously hold certification as a private security professional are exempt from the required private security professional renewal training if they deliver the basic curriculum of the discipline for which they are certified at least one time per year.


Renewal application documents may be received by the Department up to 180 days prior to the expiration date of the certification or licensure. This allows time for processing of the forms and background check.
A late submission penalty of $25 will be assessed if reapplying after the expiration date of the certification or licensure.​​

How do I renew my Instructor certification?

An application packet for renewing certification or licensure as a private security Instructor must be completed in its entirety and must include:

  1. A completed Form PS-21;

  2. A Form PS-8 (Continuing Education Form);

  3. Annual Firearms Instructor Marksmanship Qualification includes an annual firearms marksmanship requalification.

  4. Nonrefundable renewal certification or licensure fees; and

  5. Successfully complete the firearms private security instructor course, written exam, and marksmanship qualifications, put on by DPSST.

Optional: If you would like to have your contact information published on the private security website on the Instructor List, please include the Instructor List Request Form with your application to renew even if you were previously on the Instructor List.

Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0320.

Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.

Applicants must achieve a score of 100 percent on all examinations and assessments with remediation in accordance with OAR 259-060-0135​.

Renewal application documents may be received by the Department up to 180 days prior to the expiration date of the certification or licensure. This allows time for processing of the forms and background check.
A late submission penalty of $25 will be assessed if reapplying after the expiration date of the certification or licensure.​​

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