In accordance with any applicable provision of ORS chapter 183, to promote consistent standards for private security services by improving the competence of private security providers, the board, in conjunction with the Private Security Policy Committee, shall establish reasonable minimum standards of physical, emotional, intellectual and moral fitness for private security providers.
The board, in consultation with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, may establish by rule accreditation standards for required training programs. The board, in consultation with the Private Security Policy Committee, may establish to what extent training or educational programs offered by employers may be considered equivalent to required training programs.
The department shall:
Establish and carry out procedures for issuing, denying, renewing, suspending and revoking, subject to terms and conditions imposed by the department, a private security provider’s certificate or license;
In collaboration with the Private Security Policy Committee, recommend for approval by the board the content of and standards for all training courses and testing required for certification as a private security professional and the standards for all instructors providing the training;
Establish procedures in consultation with the board for temporary assignment of persons performing private security services for a period of no longer than 120 days while an application for certification is being processed;
In collaboration with the Private Security Policy Committee, establish fees for issuing certificates and licenses to private security providers. The fees may not exceed the prorated direct costs of administering:
The certification or licensing program required by this section;
Any training program required by rules of the department or board; and
In collaboration with the Private Security Policy Committee, establish fees for accrediting training programs offered by employers.
In establishing procedures for issuing certificates and licenses under subsection (4)(a) of this section, the department shall establish a procedure for issuing a certificate or license to a person upon submission by the person of proof of successful completion of a training program accredited by the board pursuant to subsection (3) of this section as being equivalent to the required training program offered by the department.