VA-DCJS Entry Level Training

DCJS ID: #88-10532

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01E - Security Officer Core Subjects

This is the Basic Security Officer Training Course required to obtain the proper DCJS certification to work as an Unarmed Security Officer or an Armed Security Officer in the State of Virginia. The course curriculum consists of the following subjects:

  • DCJS Rules and Regulations
  • Law (as it pertains to Security Officers and the State of Virginia)
  • Courtroom Procedure
  • Report Writing
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Access Control
  • Communication
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Confrontation Management
  • Use of Force

Course Length: 18 Hours
Course Cost: $130
Upcoming Dates: September 20-21, 2021

Prerequisite: Minimum 18 years of age, and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

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O5E - Armed Security Officer Arrest Authority 

This course is required, in conjunction with the 075E (Security Officer Handgun) course to advance from an Unarmed Security Officer, to an Armed Security Officer.  This course will consist of the following subjects:

  • Arrest Powers
  • Policies
  • Procedures

Course Length: 8 Hours     
Course Cost: $99
Upcoming Dates: September 22, 2021

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years of age, and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

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75E - Security Officer Handgun 


This course is required for those who intend to work as an Armed Security Officer in the State of Virginia. This course will consist of the following subjects:

  • Practical Handgun Handling
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Dim Light/Low Light/Reduced Light Practice and Familiarization
  • Use of Force
  • Liability
  • Judgmental Shooting
  • Lead Exposure

Course Length: 24 Hours
Course Cost: $370 
Upcoming Dates: September 23 - 25, 2021

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years of age, and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

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08E - Shotgun 

This entry-level shotgun classroom instruction will cover the following subjects:

  • Shotgun Handling Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Shotgun Marksmanship

Course Length: 3 Hours
Course Cost: $100
Upcoming Dates: September 25, 2021

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years of age, and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States. Participant must have completed DCJS Handgun (07E) or DCJS Security Officer Handgun (75E).

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Combined Package

This combined package includes:

  • 01E - Security Officer Core Subjects
  • 05E - Armed Security Officer Arrest Authority
  • 75E - Security Officer Handgun

Course Length: 50 Hours
Course Cost: $475
Upcoming Dates: September 20-25, 2021

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years of age, and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

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