Oregon DPSST Armed Refresher Course

DPSST Armed Refresher Course is approximately 5 hours and can be completed 180 days prior to the expiration date printed on the DPSST certification card. If this course is being taken to complete the annual qualification, it would have to be completed within the month of expiration, 1 year prior to expiration. The course begins with the range portion and starts with the fundamentals of marksmanship, drawing, reloading, and clearing weapons malfunctions. Before the live-fire component students will take the DPSST Safe Gun Handling Assessment. Upon safely completing the Safe Gun Handling Assessment students will move to the live fire portion of the course. The live-fire component covers shooting from numerous positions, all of which are part of the qualification course. Students then will take the DPSST Proficiency Qualification Course (PQC-1). After the range portion of the course is finished, students will transition to the classroom to briefly go over the topics that are covered in the initial 24-hour DPSST Armed Security Course. At the end of the lecture period of instruction, students will complete a closed book written examination covering the topics that were taught in the initial 24-hour DPSST Armed Course. The DPSST Armed Refresher Course is separate from the DPSST Unarmed Security Refresher Course. We currently run the DPSST Armed Refresher Course on the same day as the DPSST Unarmed Refresher Course so students have the opportunity to complete both courses in 1 day. Upon completion of the DPSST Armed Refresher Course students will be provided with a PS-6 (Training Affidavit), and a PS-27 (Code of Ethics), which needs to be sent to the DPSST. The class fee is $125.00 and is paid to Defensive Firearms Instruction. There is no additional fee to the State of Oregon to submit your DPSST Armed Refresher Course paperwork.

 Required  Gear:
DPSST Certification Card
-Duty Sized Semi-Auto Handgun (No Revolvers)
-Two Magazines
-Magazine Pouch
-100 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition
-Hat with visor
-Kneepads (if you have issues kneeling on the ground)

Firearm rental (which includes ammo) is available with advanced notice for an additional $60.00. 

HR 218 annual qualification for retired law enforcement is available for an additional $20.00. 

We can do 1 on 1 courses for double the regular cost, call for availability.

DPSST Armed Refresher Course

Cost $125


“The class was very useful and enjoyable. I have learned a lot that I will use during my time as a security officer.”

“I feel more comfortable going out in this workforce area with the knowledge I received from this class.”

“Excellent instruction and by far the best DPSST instructor I have had yet.”