Training by DCJS - Firearms Instructor
Applications and fees must be received by DCJS and all application & eligibility requirements must be met prior to enrollment.
DCJS will issue a confirmation to individuals with details
regarding training session date & location and any special instructions.
You will be scheduled for the next available session if the requested date
Course Title and Code: Firearms Instructor Entry-Level
Application Type: Firearms Instructor Entry-level Training
Enrollment form (PSS_FE)
Course Description: Entry-Level training provided by DCJS
which, if already certified as a general instructor, makes an individual eligible
to apply for certification as a Private Security Services Firearms Instructor.
This is a 40-hour training session conducted over 5 days. Student instructors
will be required to fire both a semi-automatic and revolver and achieve a score
of 255 points (85%) with each firearm. Students will also be required to fire
a police style 12ga shotgun.
Student instructors will also be required to call the line
of fire, and will be evaluated on their presence of mind, strict adherence to
safety considerations, knowledge of the Security Handgun Course, and ability
to command a firing line. In order to provide uniformity in this evaluation,
a common set of range commands will be used. These range commands will be issued
on the first day of class.
Two written tests will be given at the end of the course; an entry-level security
officer firearms test, and a firearms instructor test. Student instructors must
score a minimum of 85% on each of these tests.
Please see the training
dates for course schedules. Following review of all application requirements, the
department shall assign the applicant to an entry-level compliance agent
Eligibility/Application Requirements :
- Official documentation that the applicant has successful qualified, with
a minimum range qualification of 85%, with each of the following:
- A revolver
- A semi-automatic handgun; and
- A shotgun
- You can enroll in the course without first being certified
as a general instructor. However, you cannot be certified
as a firearms instructor without first being certified as a general
Submit to the Department:
- Firearms Instructor Entry-level Training Enrollment application (PSS_FE)
and applicable non-refundable fee;
- Official documentation verifying
eligibility. For more information, view
the Official Documentation page.
- Please note: you will not be scheduled
for training until all applications, fees and documentation
the Instructor page for more information.
Course Title and Code: Firearms Instructor In-service Training
Application Type: Firearms Instructor In-service Training
Enrollment Form (PSS_FI)
Course Description: This course is a four (4) hour training
session provided by DCJS required for current firearms instructors and focuses
on Regulation updates and instruction techniques.
Required to be completed within 24 months of the last completed training and
within 12 months prior to the expiration date of an individual’s certification.
Please see the training
dates for course schedules. Training fills quickly, on a first come first
served basis. Please apply early to allow yourself time to be scheduled for
the training date and location you prefer.
- Just a reminder: to renew your instructor certification you must submit
the Instructor Renewal Application (PSS_IR) and fee as well as complete
- Completion of in-service training does not automatically renew your
Submit to the Department :
- Firearms Instructor In-service Training Enrollment (PSS_FI) application
and applicable nonrefundable fee.
View the Instructor
page for more information.