How to Apply & Renew
SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to technical difficulties, DCJS is not sending Renewal Notices at this time. Mailing of Renewal Notices will resume soon. Please ensure you submit renewals for your credentials at least 30 days before your expiration date to avoid delays in receiving your credentials.
Private Security Services provides registration, certification and licensure services for the private security industry. Below is a list of the types of registrations, certifications and licensures provided by Private Security Services as defined by the Code
of Virginia. Click on the appropriate title below to learn more about the particular registration, certification or licensure procedures, including information on training requirements and how to apply and renew the registration, certification or license.
Please be aware that businesses, training schools, and individuals must be properly licensed, certified, or registered by DCJS prior to soliciting or engaging in private security services.
Once all application requirements have been met, a temporary authorization is automatically issued pending results of the criminal history search. Temporary authorizations can be expected in approximately 30 days.