VA DCJS Entry-Level Training (6 VAC 20-171-350)

 

LEOSA HR-218 Annual Re-qualification
Course Length: 2 Hours                                           Course Cost: $75

Prerequisite: Be a qualified retired law enforcement officer who meets the criteria outlined in the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, HR-218.

Topics covered: Firearms Safety, Marksmanship Fundamentals, Federal & Virginia HR-218 LEOSA Requirements, Qualification Course.


Security Officer Core Subjects (01E)

Course Length: 18 Hours                                           Course Cost: $130

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics covered: Virginia Law and Regulations, Ethics, Courtroom Procedures, Security Patrol, Access Control, Communications, Report Writing, Emergency Procedures, Confrontation Management.


Armed Security Officer Course Package with 01E, 05E and 75E
Course Length: 6 Days                                                Course Cost: $475

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics covered: Virginia Law and Regulations, Ethics, Courtroom Procedures, Security Patrol, Access Control, Communications, Report Writing, Emergency Procedures, ConfrontationManagement, Arrest Powers, Polices and Procedures, Firearm Care and Maintenance. Civil/Criminal Liability, Firearm Retentions and Storage, Deadly Force, Range Safety, Principles of Marksmanship, Firearms Handling and Safety, Judgmental Shooting, Loading Techniques, Malfunctions, Tactical Considerations, Multiple Targets, Ammunition, Low Light Shooting Familiarization.

Note: In order to receive the package price, all three (3) courses must be paid for on the first day of the first class. All three (3) courses must be taken within the same 30 day period to count as a package. Military/LEO discount does not apply to this package.


Private Investigator (02E)

Course Length: 60 Hours  (5 Consecutive Days)              Course Cost: $800

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics covered: Virginia Law and Regulations, Ethics, Evidence and Privacy Requirements, Surveillance, Research and Interviewing. Report Preparations; Audio Recording, Photography and Courtroom Testimony. Types of Investigations: Accident; Background; Domestic; Undercover; Fraud; Missing Persons and Property; and Criminal.

Please note, if you are a former law enforcement officer or investigator and applying for a training course waiver, DCJS requires at least 30 days to process your waiver request. Prior to attending and participating in any partial training courses, you must present GSE with your DCJS waiver letter prior to or on the first day of the training; otherwise, GSE is not authorized to certify any partial training session for you. Of course, you may attend the entire course and full certification will be provided upon meeting the course completion requirements.

Note: This course requires a minimum of four (4) students. If we do not meet the minimum number of students required 7 days out from the first day of class, the course will be canceled.


Arrest Power, Policies and Procedures (05E)
Course Length: 8 Hours                                              Course Cost: $100

Perquisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Arrest Powers, Polices and Procedures.


Special Conservator of the Peace (06E)

Course Length: 24 Hours                                             Course Cost: $300

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Virginia Law and Regulations, Ethics, Legal Procedures/Due Process, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, Use of Force/Liability Issues, Arrest Warrant/Virginia Uniform Summons Procedures, Rules of Evidence and Court Room Testimony.


Handgun (07E)

Course Length: 16 Hours                                             Course Cost: $250

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Firearm Care and Maintenance. Civil/Criminal Liability, Firearm Retentions and Storage, Deadly Force, Range Safety, Principles of Marksmanship, Firearms Handling and Safety, Judgmental Shooting, Low Light Shooting Familiarization.


Security Officer Handgun (75E)

Course Length: 24 Hours                                             Course Cost: $375

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Firearm Care and Maintenance. Civil/Criminal Liability, Firearm Retentions and Storage, Deadly Force, Range Safety, Principles of Marksmanship, Firearms Handling and Safety, Judgmental Shooting, Loading Techniques, Malfunctions, Tactical Considerations, Multiple Targets, Ammunition, Low Light Shooting Familiarization.


DCJS Firearms Package Deal with 75E and 09E
Course Length: 38 hours                                             Course Cost: $565

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Firearm Care and Maintenance. Civil/Criminal Liability, Firearm Retentions and Storage, Deadly Force, Range Safety, Principles of Marksmanship, Firearms Handling and Safety, Judgmental Shooting, Low Light Shooting Familiarization, Safe and Proper Use and Handling of the Shotgun, Nomenclature, Positions and Combat Loading Techniques, Decision-Making, Transition from Sidearm to Shotgun and Shotgun Retention and Proper Use of a Sling, Civil/Criminal Liability, Deadly Force, Practical Firearms Handling, Decision-Making for the Personal Protection Specialist.

Note: In order to receive the package price, all three (3) courses must be paid for on the first day of the first class. All three (3) courses must be taken within the same 30 day period to count as a package. Military/LEO discount does not apply to this package.


Shotgun (08E)

Course Length: 3 Hours                                               Course Cost: $80*

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States. Successful completion of Handgun (07E) or Security Officer Handgun (75E).

Topics Covered: Safe and Proper Use and Handling of the Shotgun, Nomenclature, Positions and Combat Loading Techniques, Decision-Making, Transition from Sidearm to Shotgun and Shotgun Retention and Proper Use of a Sling.

*Receive a $40 discount on the combined cost for all three classes when taken with 07E/75E and 09E.


Advanced Handgun (09E)

Course Length: 14 Hours                                               Course Cost: $250

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States. Successful completion of Handgun (07E) or Security Officer Handgun (75E).

Topics Covered: Proper Care and Maintenance, Civil/Criminal Liability, Weapon Retention, Deadly Force, Range Safety, Practical Firearms Handling, Principles of Marksmanship, Decision-Making for the Personal Protection Specialist.


Patrol Rifle (10E)
Course Length: 16 Hours                                             Course Cost: $250

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States. Successful completion of Handgun (07E) or Security Officer Handgun (75E).

Topics Covered: Firearm Care and Maintenance. Civil/Criminal Liability, Firearm Retentions and Storage, Deadly Force, Range Safety, Principles of Marksmanship, Rifle Handling and Safety, Zeroing, Sights, Judgmental Shooting, Loading Techniques, Malfunctions, Tactical Considerations, Slings, Transitions, Ammunition, Low Light Shooting Familiarization.


DCJS Approved Alternate Instructor Development Course (13E)

Course Length: 5 Days                                                  Course Cost: $550

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Three years (3) of managerial or supervisory experience in a private security services business, a federal, state, or local law-enforcement agency, or in a related field.

OR

Five years (5) experience in a private security services business, with a federal, state or local law-enforcement agency, or in a related field.

Topics Covered: The Adult Learner, The Instructor Role, Lesson Preparation, Teaching Methodologies, Technical Knowledge, Public Speaking, Research and Development, Time and Classroom Management Skills, VA DCJS Codes and Regulations (Administrative Code), Presentation and Application.

Note: This is an approved alternate General Instructor Development course to VA DCJS 13E. This course requires a minimum of five (5) students. If we do not meet the minimum number of students required 7 days out from the first day of class, the course will be canceled.


DCJS Approved Alternate Firearms Instructor Course (14E)
Course Length: 5 Days                                                  Course Cost: $600

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

You can enroll in the course without first being certified as a general instructor. However, you cannot be certified as a firearms instructor without first being certified as a general instructor.

Topics Covered: The Instructor Role, Technical Knowledge, VA DCJS Codes and Regulations, Presentation and Application, Range Presence, Range Commands, Semi-Automatic Firing Drills, Revolver Firing Drills, Shotgun Firing Drills and Range Safety.

Note: This is an approved alternate General Firearms Instructor course to VA DCJS 14E. This course requires a minimum of five (5) students. If we do not meet the minimum number of students required 7 days out from the first day of class, the course will be canceled.


Electronic Security Subjects (30E)
Course Length: 4 Hours                                               Course Cost: $65

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Administration and Orientation to Private Security, Ethical Practices, Applicable Sections of the Code of Virginia and DCJS regulations, Overview of Electronic Security and False Alarm Prevention.

Note: This course is required for central station dispatcher, electronic security sales representative, electronic security technician and electronic security technician's assistant.


Electronic Security Technician (35E)
Course Length: 10 Hours                                             Course Cost: $155*

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Duties and Responsibilities of a Technician, Electronics, Control Panels, Protection Devices and Application, Test Equipment, Power and Grounding, National Electrical Code, and Job Safety.

Note: Student must also successfully complete the 4 hour 30E course. *Discounted price of $215 when combined with 30E.


Central Station Dispatcher (38E)
Course Length: 4 Hours                                               Course Cost: $65

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Duties and Responsibilities, Communication Skills, Emergency Procedures.

Note: Student must also successfully complete the 4 hour 30E course.


Electronic Security Sales Representative (39E)
Course Length: 4 Hours                                               Course Cost: $65

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Duties and Responsibilities, System Design/Components, False Alarm Prevention.

Note: Student must also successfully complete the 4 hour 30E course.


Personal Protection Specialist (32E)
Course Length: 72 Hours (6 Consecutive Days)             Course Cost: $1,800

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years old or accompanied by a legal guardian and a United States Citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered: Personal Protection Orientation, Virginia Code and DCJS Regulations, Assessment of Threat and Protectee Vulnerability, Legal Authority and Civil Law, Protective Detail Operations, Emergency First Aid, CPR, Advances, Surveillance Detection and Defensive Preparedness.

Note: This course requires a minimum of six (6) students. If we do not meet the minimum number of students required 7 days out from the first day of class, the course will be canceled.