Golden Seal Enterprises


Personal Protection
Specialist (32E)

DCJS Personal Protection Specialist (32E)

DCJS Personal Protection Specialist is an 72-hour training program required to obtain a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services registration to work as a Personal Protection Specialist in Virginia.

Eligibility Requirments

  • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Must be United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered in this Course

  • 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 and CPR
  • Advances
  • Surveillance Detection
  • Defensive Preparedness.

Course Type: Entry Level

Course Cost: $1,800*

Course Duration: 72 hours (6 days)

*There is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.

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Course Information

GSE will provide the appropriate documents for you to register with the Department of Criminal Justice Services Private Security Services Division. The fees for doing so, however, are not included in your training and you must pay DCJS directly for fingerprint processing and registration fees. Please plan for your training days to be full. 

The course will be conducted at 230 Aviation Drive in Winchester, VA 2206.

Class begins at 8am on the day scheduled*. The door will be closed at 8:15am. It is recommended that students arrive 15 minutes early.

Plan for your training days to be full. If you live more than 20 minutes from Winchester, we highly encourage you to stay in a hotel for the duration of the class. 

Lunch breaks are scheduled daily. You may bring a lunch and use GSE’s refrigerator, microwave, and break room or you may go out for lunch. Intermittent breaks are given as scheduled by the instructor.

*Refer to your registration form for specific dates.

  • Photo ID.
  • Note taking materials.
  • Laptop w/ charger.
  • Digital camera (if you have).
  • Flashlight.
  • Cell phone.
  • Earpiece for radio or phone w/ 3.5mm jack (if not wireless).
  • Instructors.
  • Classroom.
  • Applicable training aids/gear.
  • Electronic registration with DCJS.
  • Certificate of completion.

Business casual (slacks, polo or golf type shirt or collar shirts and comfortable shoes). Periodically, you will need fitness attire. Consider rain and cooler weather. A suit or sport jacket with tie is required for the final exercise.

Course attire should be presentable and appropriate to the type of course you are taking. Logos/Designs should be non-offensive and neutral in nature.

Course payment is due the day of your course. You may pay with cash, check, or any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

Please be advised that there is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.  

GSE recommended hotels can be viewed by clicking here: GSE Preferred Hotels

No weapons are authorized to be carried during this course. If you are a sworn law enforcement officer bound by general order to carry off-duty, please identify yourself to the lead instructor upon entering the building.

If inclement weather is expected on the day of training, GSE will decide to cancel/delay class start time no later than 6am the morning of the training. For students outside the area, please pay attention to the forecast in Frederick County as it often differs from areas east of the Shenandoah Valley.

This will be an educational experience and a great time for everyone involved. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Thank you and we look forward to training with you.

Karl Dear
Director of Training
Golden Seal Enterprises, Inc.
VA DCJS Training School #88-1476

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