Oregon State Security Guard Licensing Information
Oregon State UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
State Security Licensing Authorities: Oregon
Oregon: How to get your unarmed private security guard license
What are the minimum standards for an Armed Private Security professional?
Private security providers must be:
At least 21 years of age; and
Must have earned one of the following:
A high school diploma; a General Education Development (GED) certificate; or a four-year, post-secondary degree issued by an accredited degree-granting college or university.
Be of good moral fitness as determined by a background check, department investigation or other reliable sources. A lack of good moral fitness includes, but is not limited to, mandatory and discretionary disqualifying misconduct as described in OAR 259-060-0320.
Please review the Background Check Information page to review mandatory and discretionary disqualifiers prior to applying for certification or licensure.
An applicant for certification as an armed private security professional or firearms instructor must not:
Have been committed to the Mental Health and Development Disability Services Division under ORS 426.130, or similar order in another jurisdiction;
Have been found to be mentally ill and subject to an order under ORS 426.130 prohibiting the person from purchasing or possessing a firearm as a result of that mental illness;
Be prohibited under US Code Title 18, Section 922(g)(8) (relating to civil restraining orders including stalking or harassment) from possessing a firearm in interstate commerce; or
Be prohibited under any law of this state or any federal law from purchasing, owning or possessing a firearm.
What forms do I need to submit for an Armed Private Security certification?
Applicants must complete an application packet containing:
PS-1 (Application for Licensure or Certification of Private Security Services Provider);
A completed fingerprint card. The Department will supply pre-printed FBI fingerprint cards. Proof of completing Fieldprint electronic fingerprints is also acceptable.
The original Form PS-6 (Affidavit of Instructor and Private Security Provider Testing Results) completed as prescribed by OAR 259-060-0060; documenting completion of the training required.
Nonrefundable certification or licensure fees.