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Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification near Eugene & Springfield

Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification course is the training you need before you can submit your application to become a state certified Private Security Professional.

CLASS/COURSE: Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification near Eugene & Springfield

MAP/LOCATION: Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification near Eugene & Springfield


The Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification course is a 16 hour class conducted over two 8 hour days. Certification is good for 2 years upon application acceptance. 

Course Topics Include

  • Standards for Unarmed Private Security Professionals
  • Regulatory Laws Pertinent to Private Security
  • Introduction to Criminal and Civil Law
  • Common Crimes Encountered by Security Professionals
  • Person Crimes
  • Search and Seizure
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Report Writing
  • Communication
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Emergency Services
  • Scene Management
  • Fire Detection, Reporting & Safety
  • Medical Emergencies

After the lecture portion of the course, students are then required to score at least 85% on a closed book, 50 question, multiple-choice test to ensure all information from the Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification course is retained.

Important Course Information 

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 within 180 days of the completion of the course. The packet must include:

Applicants 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 Oregon DPSST.

Individuals certified as a Private Security Professional can renew their certification 180 days prior to their certification expiring through the Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Refresher Course.

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:

  • Credit Card/Debit card
  • Cash
  • Personal/Business check
  • Money Order

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.

What To Bring

-Valid form of government issued Photo ID
-Lunch, snacks, and drinks

Live firearms and ammunition are not permitted during the course.

12 reviews for Oregon DPSST Unarmed Security Certification near Eugene & Springfield

  1. Michael

    The DPSST instructor was very professional, knowledgeable and respectful. I look forward to taking another class from Defensive Firearms Instruction.

  2. Wayne

    I really enjoyed and appreciated the depth of training and professionalism of the DPSST Unarmed Security course. The pace at times was quick but very informative. I will strongly recommend the course to others and for other services.

  3. Jennifer

    The information was delivered in an easy to understand many and a fun learning atmosphere. DPSST instructor explained knowledge well and answered questions in a respectful may.

  4. Lee Works

    Good class

  5. Fredrick

    I thought the instructor was great, very informative and helpful, also very knowledgeable on multiple topics. The classroom was well maintained and clean. Breaks were sufficient but not too long. The environment was professional and also a fun place to learn. I would recommend this class and instructors to anyone looking to join this field.

  6. Joan

    Very professional but also laid back. Instructor explained clearly and made sure we understood what was being taught. I would definitely recommend this unarmed security course!

  7. Christian

    I like that the instructor was a subject matter expert and had real world experience that he could relate to answer any questions the students had. Very professional and plenty of breaks.

  8. John

    Very well understood, clear and concise. Instructor was knowledgeable of subject matter and responsive to students’ questions. Breaks were plenty and adequate.

  9. Joshua

    I am a huge believer of back to the basics and after this course it has only reinforces this belief. The entire course was clearly outlined, it was clear with an easy flow and steady stream of information every student needs to know. Instructor provided great examples for every situation and also clearly defined laws. The best part of the course was using the laws to better handle and stay in control of almost every situation. I will highly recommend this course to anyone at any level.

  10. Zach

    DPSST Course was well taught and information delivered in a professional and well-modulated manner. Breaks were perfectly timed and at the perfect length. I would recommend this class, company, and instructor.

  11. Bill

    Instructor provided adequate information in regards to written course as well as common sense answers that have on the job applications. Material was presented well and stories were engaging. Good sense of humor.

  12. Donavin


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