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Private Security Entity Licensing Program

House Bill 2527 directs the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST or Department) to license entities that engage in the business of providing private security services. The legislature granted rulemaking authority to the Department. The Department worked with workgroup members, stakeholders, our policy committee, and the board to implement these statutory requirements by establishing standards and procedures that carry out the intent of legislation for the licensing of private security entities which will be effective on January 1, 2024.

House Bill 2527 and the supporting legislative materials from the 2021 regular session are available on the Oregon State Legislature's website at: HB2527 2021 Regular Session - Oregon Legislative Information System (

For updates on proposed rule changes please visit: DPSST Statutes (ORS) and Rules (OAR). Information on Private Security Entity Licensing (Division 59) can be found under Proposed Rule Changes.

For questions regarding entity licensure, please watch:
Another great resource is the FAQs page.
If you have questions not covered in the videos or FAQs, please send an email to:

Private Security Entity projected timeline

Please note that this timeline is provided as reference only and is subject to change at any time.

  • December 1, 2023: Early Application for 2024 Private Security Entity Licenses begins.
  • January 1, 2024: House Bill 2527 comes into effect. Private Security Entities must be licensed at this point.

  • May 1st, Annually: Application period begins for following year.
  • June 30th, Annually: All current Private Security Entity Licenses expire.