259-060-0020 - Minimum Standards for Certification or Licensure

259-060-0020. Minimum Standards for Certification or Licensure

(1) Age. Private security providers must be:

(a) At least 18 years of age to be certified as an alarm monitor, unarmed or event and entertainment private security professional or licensed as a supervisory manager; and

(b) At least 21 years of age to be certified as an armed private security professional or private security instructor or licensed as an executive manager.

(2) Education.

(a) Applicants for certification or licensure must have earned one of the following:

(A) A high school diploma;

(B) A General Education Development (GED) certificate; or

(C) A two-year or four-year, post-secondary degree issued by an accredited degree-granting college or university recognized by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission under the provision of ORS 348.594(2).

(b) The Department may require documentary evidence of the above. Acceptable evidence consists of official transcripts, diplomas, or GED test report forms. Other documentation may be accepted at the discretion of the Department.

(c) The requirement found in subsection (2)(a) applies only to individuals submitting an application for new certification or licensure as described in OAR 259-060-0025 on or after November 1, 2012.

(3) Training. An applicant for certification or licensing must satisfactorily complete the applicable training requirements prescribed by these rules.

(4) Moral Fitness. All private security providers must be of good moral fitness as determined by a criminal 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 259-060-0300.

(b) For the purposes of this standard, the Department, through the Policy Committee and the Board, has defined core values that are integral to the private security profession. These values are:

(A) Honesty. Honesty includes integrity, credibility, acting honorably and maintaining confidences;

(B) Character. Good character includes being respectful and courteous, being faithful, diligent and loyal to the employer's charge, using discretion, demonstrating compassion and exhibiting courage;

(C) Fair Treatment of Others. Fair treatment of others includes treating others equitably, demonstrating good judgment and not being discriminatory;

(D) Public Trust. Public trust includes maintaining public confidences, being law-abiding and adhering to recognized industry standards; and

(E) Respect for the laws of this state and nation.

(5) Legal Name. The Department requires use of the applicant's or private security provider's legal name as the name of record for all Department purposes. Any certification or license issued to the private security provider will display the legal name. When a private security provider legally changes their name they must report the legal name change to the Department within 14 calendar days of the change using Form PS-23 and provide a copy of proof of the name change.

(6) Minimum Standards for Armed Certification.

(a) An applicant for certification as an armed private security professional or firearms instructor must not:

(b) Have been committed to the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 426.130, or similar order in another jurisdiction;

(c) 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;

(d) 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

(e) Be prohibited under any law of this state or any federal law from purchasing, owning or possessing a firearm.

(PS 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-97; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-9-99 thru 9-5-99; BPSST 4-1999, f. 4-29-99, cert. ef. 9-5-99; BPSST 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-00; BPSST 8-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-22-01 thru 2-18-02; BPSST 18-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-28-01 thru 2-18-02; BPSST 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 7-1-02; BPSST 13-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-02; DPSST 10-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-16-03 thru 12-1-03; DPSST 12-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-03; DPSST 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-04; DPSST 9-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-05; DPSST 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-06; DPSST 19-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-08; DPSST 25-2012, f. 10-26-12, cert. ef. 11-1-12; DPSST 12-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-13; DPSST 20-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-23-13; DPSST 14-2015, f. & cert. ef. 6-23-15; DPSST 38-2018, minor correction filed 02/27/2018, effective 2/27/2018; DPSST 2-2020, amend filed 01/24/2020, effective 1/24/2020; DPSST 21-2020, amend filed 09/14/2020, effective 10/1/2020; DPSST 31-2020, amend filed 11/06/2020, effective 1/1/2021)

Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 181A.870 & ORS 181A.855

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 181A.870 & ORS 181A.855

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