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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR PRIVATE SECURITY SERVICES PERSONNEL

NORTHERN VIRGINIA SECURITY ACADEMY

HONORING Yesterday; OPERATING Today; PREPARING for Tomorrow

Northern Virginia Security Academy, the training division of Miller Consulting Group, Inc., has offered private security services training services on a regular basis since its inception in 1976.  All of our instructors are certified and our courses and lesson plans approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).  We offer DCJS approved entry-level and in-service courses as well as special interest classes and training.  Upon satisfactory completion of required coursework, students are eligible to apply for DCJS registration.  After approval, they would be able to apply for employment in their chosen categories in Virginia.

VIRGINIA DCJS REGULATED AND REQUIRED COURSE OFFERINGS

(Choose desired courses on our Class Registration page)

GENERAL CATEGORIES ENTRY-LEVEL TRAINING IN SERVICE TRAINING
Private Investigator 02E Private Investigator Entry-Level 02I Private Investigator In-Service
IF ARMED:
07E Handgun Entry-Level
IF ARMED:
07R Handgun Retraining
Unarmed Security Officer/Alarm Respondent 01E Security Officer Core Subjects 01I Security Officer In-Service
Armed Security Officer/Courier
01E Security Officer Core Subjects 01I Security Officer In-Service
05E Arrest Authority {no in-service for 05E}
075E Security Officer Handgun 07R Handgun Retraining
08E Shotgun Entry Level (if needed) 08R Shotgun Retraining (if needed)
Personal Protection Specialist (PPS)
32 E Personal Protection Specialist Entry Level 32I Personal Protection Specialist In-Service
IF ARMED:
07E or 075E Handgun Entry-Level
IF ARMED
09E Advanced Handgun 09R Advanced Handgun Retraining
08E Shotgun Entry-Level (if needed) 08R Shotgun Retraining (if needed)
Special Conservator of the Peace (SCOP)
06E SCOP Entry-Level 06I SCOP In-Service
IF ARMED:
07E Handgun Entry Level
IF ARMED:
07R Handgun Retraining
08E Shotgun Entry-Level (if needed) 08R Shotgun Retraining (if needed)

GENERAL FIREARMS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

*Firearms endorsement is required for all who carry or have immediate access to a firearm while on duty.
*Registrants must qualify with each type of action and caliber of firearm to which they have access.
*Firearms retraining must be completed annually, No Sooner than 90 days before expiration of Endorsement

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ENTRY-LEVEL TRAINING

07E Entry Level Handgun

075E Security Officer Handgun

08E Entry Level Shotgun

09E Advanced Handgun

RETRAINING

07R Handgun Retraining

07R Handgun Retraining

08R Shotgun Retraining

09R Advanced Handgun Retraining

OTHER COURSES OF SPECIAL INTEREST OFFERED

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

Baton/OC Pepper Spray/Handcuffs

Security Supervisor

Private Investigator

ENTRY LEVEL: Private investigator Training Requirements

(02E) Private Investigator Entry-Level - 60 hours (excluding exam & practical exercises)
Course content to include: (a) Orientation; (b) Law; (c) General Investigative skills; (d) Documentation; (e) Types of investigations;
(f) 4 practical exercises; (g) Written comprehensive exam

IF ARMED or have access to handgun while on duty:
(07E) Entry-Level Handgun

RENEWAL TRAINING every two years;
(02I) Private Investigator In-Service - 8 hours – Job-related training

IF ARMED, Firearms renewal annually in last 90 days of Firearms endorsement period
(07R) Handgun Retraining

Unarmed Security Officer/Alarm Respondent

ENTRY LEVEL: Unarmed Security Officer/Alarm Respondent Training Requirements

(01E) Security Officer Core Subjects - 18 hours (excluding exam)
(01E) Course content to include (a) Orientation; (b) Law; (c) Security patrol, access control, and communications; (d) Documentation;
(e) Emergency procedures; (f) Confrontation management; (g) Use of force; (h) Written comprehensive examination

RENEWAL TRAINING every two years
(01I) Security Officer In-Service - 4 hours – Job-related training

Armed Security Officer/Courier

ENTRY LEVEL: Armed Security Officer/Courier Training Requirements

(01E) Security Officer Core Subjects - 18 hours - (excluding exam)
Course content to include: (a) Orientation; (b) Law; (c) Security patrol, access control, and communications; (d) Documentation; (e)
Emergency procedures; (f) Confrontation management; (g) Use of force; (h) Written comprehensive exam

(05E) Armed Security Officer Arrest Authority - 8 hours. - (excluding exam)
Course content to include: Arrest powers, policies, and procedures, written comprehensive exam

FIREARMS Training Requirements
(075E) Security Officer Handgun - Prerequisite to (08E)
(08E) Entry-level Shotgun (if needed)

RENEWAL as Security Officer every two years; Firearms Renewal annually in last 90 days of Firearms endorsement period
(01I) Security officer In-service – 4 hours – Job-related training
(07R) Handgun Retraining
(08R) Shotgun Retraining (if needed)

Personal Protection Specialist

ENTRY LEVEL: Personal Protection Specialist Training Requirements

(32E) Personal Protection Specialist Entry-Level – 60 hours (excluding exam, practical exercises)
Course content to include: (a) Administration and personal protection orientation; (b) Signs of terrorism; (c) Applicable sections of VA
Code and Regulations; (d) Assessment of threat and protectee vulnerability; (e) Legal authority and civil law; (f) Protective detail
operations; (g) Emergency procedures; (h) Performance evaluation - five practical exercises; (i) Written comprehensive exam

IF ARMED PERSONAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST (PPS)
(07E) Entry-level Handgun or (075E) Security Officer Handgun (prerequisite to 09E & 08E)
(09E) Advanced Handgun
(08E) Entry-level shotgun (if needed)

RENEWAL every two years; Firearms renewal annually in last 90 days of Firearms endorsement period
(32I) Personal Protection Specialist In-service – 8 hours – Job-related training
(09R) Advanced Handgun Retraining
(08R) Shotgun Retraining (if needed)

Special Conservator of the Peace

ENTRY-LEVEL Special Conservator of the Peace (SCOP) Training Requirements

(06E) Special Conservator of the Peace Entry-Level - 24 hours (excluding exam, practical exercises)
Course content to include: (a) Orientation; (b) Code of VA; (c) Constitutional law, civil law, due process, legal procedure; (d) Arrest
procedures; (e) Use of Force; (f) Rules of evidence; (g) Court room testimony; (h) Comprehensive written exam

IF ARMED: (07E) Entry-Level Handgun – Prerequisite to (08E)
(08E) Entry-Level Shotgun (if needed)

RENEWAL REQUIRED ANNUALLY
(06I) Special Conservator of the Peace In-service – 8 hours – Legal Authority; Job-related training

IF ARMED SCOP, Firearms renewal annually in the last 90 days of Firearms Endorsement
(07R) Handgun Retraining
(08R) Shotgun Retraining (if needed)

Entry-Level Handgun

(07E) Entry-Level Handgun Training – 16 Hours (plus exam, range time) for all registered personnel having access to a handgun, except Armed Security Officers
Course content to include: (a) Practical handgun handling; (b) Fundamentals of marksmanship; (c) Dim light/low light/reduced light practice and familiarization; (d) Use of force; (e) Liability; (f) Judgmental shooting; (g) Lead exposure; (h) Written exam; (i) Range qualification

Security Officer Handgun

(075E) Security Officer Handgun training - 24 hours (plus exam & range qualification) required for all Armed Security Officers and optional as prerequisite course for Personal Protection Specialist
Course content to include: (a) Practical handgun handling, (b) Fundamentals of marksmanship, (c) Dim light/low light/reduced light practice and familiarization, (d) Use of force, (e) Liability, (f) Judgmental shooting; judgmental shooting scenarios, (g) Lead exposure, (h) Written exam, (i) Range qualification

Entry-Level Shotgun

PREREQUISITE: Satisfactorily complete either (07E) Entry-level or (75E) Security Officer Handgun training
(08E) Entry-Level Shotgun – 3 hours (plus exam & range qualification)

Course content to emphasize: (a) Shotgun handling techniques; (b) Fundamentals of shotgun marksmanship, (c) Written exam, (d) Range qualification

Advanced Handgun

PREREQUISITE: Satisfactorily complete either (07E) Entry-level or (75E) Security Officer Handgun training

(09E) Advanced Handgun Training – 14 hours (plus exam and range qualification score 92%)

Course content to include: (a) Firearms safety, (b) Civil & criminal liability, (c) Concealed carry law & authority, (d) Function of firearms in close protection operations; (e) Deployment of firearms in close protection operations; (f) Use of force; (g) Principles of advanced marksmanship; (h) Decision-making for the personal protection specialist; (i) Written exam; (j) Range qualification course entailing five increasingly challenging stages of advanced firearms exercises with a 92% score required

Firearms Retraining

Handgun

(07R) Handgun Retraining – 4 hours (plus range time & requalification)
(07R) Retraining covers requirement for everyone with handgun except Personal Protection Specialists
Must be completed annually no sooner than 90 days before expiration of Firearms Endorsement

Shotgun

(08R) Shotgun Retraining – 3 hours (plus range time & requalification)
Must be completed annually no sooner than 90 days before expiration of Firearms Endorsement

Advanced Handgun

(09R) Advanced Handgun Retraining for Armed Personal Protection Specialists – 8 hours (plus range & requalification score of 92%)
Course content: (1) Legal decision-making; (2) Handgun safety, marksmanship, and skill development
Must be completed annually no sooner than 90 days before expiration of Firearms Endorsement

Other Courses Offered

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American Red Cross
Adult/Infant/Child First Aid/CPR/AED

(Either Location) 1 day

Pre-registration and prepayment required for a class to be scheduled. MUST have 3 students.

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Baton/OC (Pepper) Spray/ Handcuffs ($100)

(Falls Church) 1 day, 4 hours

Please preregister or call

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