AZ DPS Certified
Armed Security Guard Training

This 16-hour armed security guard lesson plan is a firearms safety course, designed to teach

the novice armed security guard the basics of gun safety, marksmanship, maintenance and

familiarization, as well as legal issues related to the use of deadly physical force. It is also

intended to provide training on issues likely to be encountered by armed security guards

while on duty.

 

Objectives:

1. To certify armed guards to carry firearms after successfully completing a 16-hour

course of instruction.

2. To inform armed guards of escalation and de-escalation of force issues as well as using

deadly physical force as justified by law.

3. To display knowledge and proficiency of deadly force issues by passing an approved

written test with a minimum score of 100 percent at the conclusion of the class. This

requires a score of at least 70 percent on the initial test. Initial test scores below 70

percent fail the class. Students will be retested on the questions they missed until 100%

is achieved.

4. To display shooting proficiency by firing a minimum of fifty (50) live rounds for

qualification and achieving a score of at least 70 percent.

• Other (Appropriate clothing, drinks, snacks, first aid, etc.)

 

 

  • Course Curriculum:

  • FIREARM TYPES AND AMMUNITION

  • SAFE HANDLING AND STORAGE

  • LAW AND LEGAL (Mandatory 4 hours, minimum)

  • WEAPON CARE AND MAINTENANCE

  • MENTAL CONDITIONING and TACTICS

  • WEAPON MANIPULATION AND MARKSMANSHIP

  • THREAT RECOGNITION and JUDGMENTAL SHOOTING

  •  WRITTEN TEST

  • FIREARM QUALIFICATION

  • Equipment Requirements:

  • Duty Weapon

  • 3 magazines

  • Minimum 50 rounds of factory ammunition (no-reloads)

  • Duty Gear (duty belt and holster)

  • Vest (optional)

  • Eye and Ear protection

  • Hat

  • Appropriate clothing, Tennis shoes, hiking boots or work boots. No open-toed shoes)

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NOTE: Security guards carrying shotguns must be trained with these firearms.

Completion of the:

Appropriate NRA course (shotgun) by the individual security guard OR instruction conducted by a

  • NRA firearms instructor certified in shotgun is acceptable.

  • AZPOST firearms instructors

Shotgun training will be a minimum of 8 hours in duration. The DPS initial 16 hour or 8 hour renewal class (as appropriate) will be taught PRIOR to shotgun training.

Proprietary armed security guards must also comply with firearms training requirements (ARS 32-2606.3(a).

(4) Student Minimum - (10) Student Maximum

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THIS A TIER I COURSE

Course Fee $75.00