AZ DPS Certified

Armed Security Guard Training

Re-Certification

ARMED SECURITY GUARD CONTINUING FIREARMS TRAINING PROGRAM

The DPS Security Guard Licensing Unit developed this lesson plan and is the only

authorized continuing firearms training program for armed security guards. The emphasis

of this course is firearms safety, legal issues related to the use of deadly physical force, the

written test and qualification.

 

Objectives:

1. To re-certify armed security guards to carry firearms after successfully completing an 8-hour

course of instruction.

2. To inform armed security 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.

 

Course Curriculum: 

  1. SAFETY AND STORAGE

  2. LAW AND LEGAL

  3. REVIEW OF ARS TITLE 13

  4. WEAPON CARE AND MAINTENANCE

  5. MENTAL CONDITIONING and TACTICS

  6. WEAPON MANIPULATION AND MARKSMANSHIP

  7. THREAT RECOGNITION and JUDGMENTAL SHOOTING

  8. WRITTEN TEST

NOTE: Authorized 15-question test, with a score of at least 70 percent. Students scoring below

70 percent must be retrained. Final score following retests must be 100%.

 All incorrect answers will be reviewed and retested immediately following administration

of the written test. The retest may be written or verbal, group or individual.

     I. FIREARM QUALIFICATION

NOTE: Minimum standard: 50 rounds with a firearm and live ammunition, using an authorized

course of fire.

 

Equipment Requirement:

  • Duty weapon (pistol or revolver)

  • 3 magazines / 3 speed loaders

  • 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)

 

(4) Student Minimum - (10) Student Maximum

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Fee $65.00