Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon »

Statutes and Rules

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (Board), adopt administrative rules that set the minimum standards for employment, training, and certification of private security public safety professionals. These rules help DPSST carry out statutory requirements and act in accordance with the Agency's mission, to promote excellence in public safety.

OAR Chapter 259 Division 60 Rules

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 259-060

ORS Chapter 181A.840 Private Security Providers

Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) 181A Private Security Service Providers

Search Tip: Once you are on the Statutes or Rules page, use the search feature of the device and browser you are using. Using the find search feature will allow you to look up key words related to your search. 

Windows: Ctrl, F

Mac: Command, F

Proposed, Temporary and Permanent Rule Changes

The following list provides the current and recent rule changes related to private security public safety professionals.  For all other rule changes and instructions on how to submit comments for a proposed rule change please visit DPSST's Statutes and Rules Page.

Division 60 - Private Security

​Providing Remote Training for Unarmed and Alarm Monitor Private Security Courses


​During the COVID-19 pandemic, DPSST initiated a process for certified unarmed private security instructors and alarm monitor private security instructors to deliver the basic and refresher courses remotely. This rule change formalizes the process for remote training in administrative rules.

​Amending: OAR 259-060-0136​

​Effective: November 1, 2022

Division 60 - Private Security

​Fee increases for private security provider certifications and licenses.


​This rule change finalizes the fee increases for the Private Security Provider Certification and Licensure Program. The new fee schedule is effective November 1, 2022.

​Amending: OAR 259-060-0500

​Effective: November 1, 2022​

Division 60 - Private Security

​Correction: Deletes section (3) and the compliance date for OAR 259-060-0012.


​OAR 259-060-0012 provides DPSST interpretation and application of Senate Bill (SB) 116, 2021 Legislative Session. After reviewing the adoption of this rule, the Office of the Legislative Counsel found that the compliance date adopted for the rule conflicted with the effective date of SB 116 and the law. Senate Bill 116 became effective January 1, 2022. To correct this unintended legal outcome, the rule was amended to delete section (3). 

Amending: OAR 259-060-0012

​Effective: March 20, 2023