The Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification refresher course is 4-hours of training that briefly goes over key topics covered in the initial 2-day course. The refresher course can be completed 180 days prior to the expiration of your current DPSST Unarmed Security Certification. Certification is good for 2 years upon application acceptance.
Students are required to score at least 85% on the 50 question closed book written examination.
Upon completion of the Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification course, each student will be provided all required paperwork to be submitted to Oregon DPSST’s Private Security Division. Each student must submit their application packet prior to their expiration date, or within 180 days of the completion of the course. The packet must include:
If the applicant’s Unarmed Security Certification is expired, they are not authorized to work as a Private Security Professional until their application has been submitted and they either have their physical card in hand and are listed with a company, or have received a PS-20 (temporary work permit) from their employer and a copy has been submitted to DPSST.
All students are required to sign up online in advance to reserve a seat in the class. For assistance signing up for any Defensive Firearms Instruction class, please contact us directly.
Payment for the course is required either in advance upon signing up online, or due by the first day of class. Defensive Firearms Instruction has the ability to accept the following methods of payment:
Invoicing for companies can, with prior authorization, be done by contacting us.
Defensive Firearms Instruction is currently working with multiple organizations that can assist individuals with class and State Fee tuition costs. To inquire about eligibility, please visit your local county WorkSource office or Vocational Rehabilitation office.
Private courses are available with advance notice and are subject to increased class fees or minimum student enrollment. Contact us directly for availability and scheduling.
– Valid form of government issued Photo ID
– Current DPSST Private Security Identification Card
Live firearms and ammunition are not permitted during the course.