Training

This page contains information about schools for Electronic Countermeasures, Polygraph and Psychological Stress Evaluators. Also included are the PPS Registration Procedures and upcoming training courses.

The following documents provide information about schools approved by the Private Protective Services Board.

Unarmed Guard Trainer Courses and Firearms Trainer Courses 
Prior to attending the Unarmed Guard or Firearms Trainer course, you must complete a Request for Training Services form and send it to PPSB. Once the training request has been received, it will be evaluated by the Training Officer and spaces in upcoming classes will be filled on a first come/first served basis.

Important Note:  In order to qualify for the Unarmed Guard Trainer Certification, you must have at least one year of experience in the security guard and patrol field or related profession.  

Unarmed Guard Trainer Course and Workshop
Wake Technical College Public Safety Training Center; 321 Chapanoke Rd., Raleigh.
The course is 40 hours long and teaches officers how to instruct Unarmed Guard Training. If an individual holds a General Instructor Certificate from N.C. Training and Standards, it will only be necessary to attend the Workshop portion of the course, which is held the last day of the course.

January 23-27, 2017
March 13-17, 2017
May 1-5, 2017
July 31-August 4, 2017
September 25 -29, 2017
November 27-December 1, 2017

Important Note:  You must be a Certified Unarmed Guard Trainer prior to becoming a Firearms Trainer and have one year of supervisory experience in the security guard and patrol field or related profession.  

Firearms Certification Courses and Workshop
N.C. Justice Academy, Salemburg

This is a 32-hour course designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills and ability to instruct the Private Protective Services armed guard certification registration course.  All individuals wanting to become a firearms trainer MUST attend a pre-qualification class and score a minimum score of 90%, two times out of three, day and night, with all handguns.  If you choose to qualify with the shotgun you must score a minimum of 90% one out of two times in the day qualification only.  If you qualify with at least one handgun you will be eligible to attend the next available 32-hour firearms trainer course.

If an individual holds a Firearms Instructor Certificate from N.C. Training and Standards, it will only be necessary to attend the Workshop portion of the course, which is held the last day of the course.  Again, students must have previously attended a pre-qualification course before attending the 32-hour course.

*Firearms Prequalification and Recertification Courses – One-Day Course
N.C. Justice Academy, Salemburg 

March 20, 2017
May 22, 2017
July 10, 2017
September 6, 2017
November 13, 2017

*Basic Firearms Trainer Courses (32 hours) 

April 3-6, 2017
September 18-21, 2017

PPS Registration Procedures

 

Upcoming Training (Training for 2016 PPS conducted CEU courses)

The PPS staff and PPSB attorney will be conducting four hour training sessions throughout the state. The training will cover an update of 74C, continuing education requirements, armed and unarmed registration procedures and recent court cases related to the PPS industry.

Course and credit hours are as follow: PPSB-10-395 (Shannon Thongkheuang) Registration Procedures, armed and unarmed (2 credits). PPSB-11-554 (Melvin Turner) Overview of Standards and Continuing Education Requirements (1 credit), PPSB-11-553 (Atty. Jeff Gray) Legal Aspects of 74C, and recent court cases related to the PPS industry (1 credit). Licensees attending the training can receive up to four hours of continuing education credit. Courses will be taught in the order listed above. Note: Seating is limited to the first one hundred (100) individuals that sign up for the course(s). If you are interested in attending a training session, please contact Melvin Turner at melvin.turner@ncdps.gov. There is no cost to attend the training sessions.

February 23, 2017; Raleigh
1 to 5 p.m.
Holiday Inn North
(919) 872-3500
2805 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, N.C. 27604

April 20, 2017; Raleigh
1 to 5 p.m. 
Holiday Inn North
(919) 872-3500
2805 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, N.C. 27604

August 24, 2017; Raleigh 
1 to 5 p.m.
Holiday Inn North
(919) 872-3500
2805 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, N.C. 27604

December 21, 2017; Raleigh 
1 to 5 p.m. 
Holiday Inn North
(919) 872-3500
2805 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, N.C. 27604