Oregon DPSST requires that the ARMED Refresher be 4 hours. RPG requires that all students who are not previously certified by RPG complete an additional 2 hours, for a total of 6 hours, in order to ensure that the student accurately and sufficiently reflects the standards of both DPSST and RPG. At the instructor's discretion, a waiver for the additional 2 hours may be granted provided the student has been previously certified through a RPG-approved instructor. The course is comprised of both lecture and range time.

Cost- $125   


-Age 21+

-Persons who are convicted felons, have a documented history of mental illness (individuals can be assessed by instructor for waiver to participate), or who have been convicted of domestic violence need not apply. Initial certification requires background check and fingerprinting (done by OSP).

Required Gear:
-Eye Protection
-Ear Protection
-Handgun with holster
-Two magazines and magazine pouch
-50 rounds ammunition
-Duty Belt
-Range suitable attire (Dress on-the-job appropriate)

 **Certification paperwork and training manual provided by RPG.

Additional information about Oregon’s requirements and pre-requisites can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/PS/Pages/Armed-Security-Professional.aspx.