Private Security Instructor Requirements for Certification
(5)Instructor Certification Continuing Education.
(a)Continuing education must focus on instructor development or the DPSST private security professional course topics applicable to the corresponding instructor certification. Continuing education sources include training, classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences and webinars.
(b)Continuing education must be submitted on a Form PS-8 and include proof of completion or attendance. Proof can be in the form of a grade, certificate, transcript, minutes, attendance roster or training record. Other forms of proof may be accepted at the Department’s discretion.
(c)Continuing education must be completed within the two years prior to application for renewal of the instructor certification.
(d)Instructors with more than one DPSST private security instructor certification must complete the continuing education for each of their instructor certifications using separate continuing education hours.
(7)Emergency Suspension of Private Security Firearms Instructor Certification. The Board has determined, based on the principles of diminishing skills, that a serious risk to public health and safety is created by certifying individuals to possess or have access to a firearm while providing private security services or instructing the private security basic firearms, marksmanship qualification, and armed refresher courses when those individuals do not demonstrate and provide proof of their current knowledge, skills and abilities with a firearm by meeting the firearms qualification and training requirements defined in these rules. Therefore, the Department may immediately suspend and may refuse to renew armed certifications as follows:
(a)When a private security firearms instructor does not successfully complete and submit proof of successful completion of the firearms instructor marksmanship qualification by the annual training due date as defined in subsection (4)(b) of this rule, the Department may immediately suspend and may refuse to renew the private security firearms instructor certification.
(b)When a private security firearms instructor fails a firearms qualification or training course as defined in OAR 259-060-0060 (Minimum Standards for Training), the Department may immediately suspend and may refuse to renew the private security firearms instructor and armed private security professional certifications. Firearms qualifications and training courses include the basic firearms course, the firearms marksmanship qualification and armed refresher course, the private security firearms instructor marksmanship qualification, and the private security firearms instructor course.
(c)Once the Department has received and accepted proof of satisfactory completion for the training requirements, the Department will withdraw the Emergency Suspension Order.
Rule 259-060-0135 — Private Security Instructor Requirements for Certification,