Accreditation of Private Security Training Programs
(1)An employer seeking accreditation of training programs pursuant to ORS 181A.870 (Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to establish standards) must submit a completed application, on a form approved by the Department, that identifies an accreditation program manager and includes all of the supporting documentation as specified in the application and a non-refundable $75 application fee. The Department may request additional documentation as needed.
(3)Applications for accreditation that are determined by the Department to be incomplete or insufficient will be returned to the accreditation program manager with a Notice of Deficiency.
(a)The deficiencies must be corrected and resubmitted with all required information.
(b)If the deficiency is not corrected within 21 days of the date of the Notice of Deficiency, the request for accreditation will be terminated.
(4)Upon approval of an application, a written accreditation agreement will be prepared by the Department. This agreement will not be valid until signed by the Department and the accreditation program manager.
(5)An accreditation agreement expires two years from the effective date of the agreement. Employers may request a renewal of the accreditation agreement by submitting an application in accordance with section (1) of this rule.
(6)Accredited private security training programs must be instructed by Department certified private security instructors and in accordance with OAR 259-060-0136 (Private Security Instructor Responsibilities).
(7)The Department may conduct periodic reviews of an accredited program at its discretion or upon constituent request.
(a)The review may consist of physical audits, written questionnaires, and the monitoring of training and testing processes during the delivery of accredited portions of a training program.
(b)During a review, the Department will, within a reasonable amount of time, be given access to personnel training records to verify training received under an accredited program.
(8)The Department may terminate an accreditation agreement for any violation of the Act or these administrative rules or a failure to comply with the terms of the accreditation agreement. When the Department terminates an accreditation agreement:
(a)The Department will provide a written notice a minimum of 14 days prior to the effective date of the termination of the accreditation agreement;
(b)Any training administered on or after the effective date of the termination must be the Board approved curriculum provided by the Department;
(c)The employer or the accreditation program manager may appeal the termination of the accreditation agreement within 30 days of the effective date of the termination by submitting the appeal in writing to the Department; and
(d)The Department may work with the employer or accreditation program manager to correct any violation and continue the accreditation agreement upon a finding of good cause.
(9)An employer who wants to use a training program that has already been accredited must also enter into an accreditation agreement with the Department before using the accredited program.
Rule 259-060-0092 — Accreditation of Private Security Training Programs,