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Security Officer Training


Quality training is our foremost goal; second only to safety. Depending on the level of the class, one or two warnings may be given before a student is removed; reckless behavior is not tolerated. We want everyone to have a safe learning environment.

With everyone's busy schedule, personalized class dates work best for most of our students, therefore we do not have regularly scheduled classes. Contact us so we can set up a time and date that works best for you. Upcoming classes will be listed on our calendar.

Only factory ammunition is allowed in class due to insurance restrictions. Hearing and eye protection is mandatory on the range during live fire.


We accept cash, check, all major credit cards and PayPal:

To pay by check mail to 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80923 #132.
To pay by credit card call our office 719-597-2503 option 5.
To use PayPal click on the Buy Now button on the calendar page.

Deposits are non-refundable; however if you find it necessary to cancel, they may be applied to a future class.



Most all cities require any person looking to work in the private security industry to be licensed. This class will give you the basic training to apply for a security officer license.

We cover: private security roles and duties, conduct and ethics, communication, observation, incident reporting, Federal, State and local laws, use of force, legal limitation and liability, interaction with law enforcement, emergency procedures and basic principles of first aid.


Prerequisite: None

Duration: 8 Hours

Cost: $80 (requires a $30 non-refundable deposit)


Firearms Endorsement

This class is for any security officer that have the basic security officer license and are looking for the firearms endorsement.

We cover: criminal procedure law, more and legal aspect of firearm use, use of physical and deadly force, state and local laws, handgun safety, handgun nomenclature, handgun operation and maintenance, handgun handling, shooting fundamentals and flashlight techniques.

Live fire is included with this class.


Prerequisite: Basic Security Officer License

Duration: 16 Hours

Cost: $120 (requires a $75 non-refundable deposit)


Firearms Re-Qualification

Need to re-qualify for your firearms endorsement this is the class for you. We will go over the shooting basics and run drills to sharpen your shooting skills.


Equipment: firearm, ammunition, holster, min 2 magazines, magazine pouch, belt, eye and hearing protection

Prerequisite: Basic Security Officer License with Firearms Endorsement

Duration: 3 Hours

Round Count: 200 (30 rounds for qualification) training ammo

Cost: $40 (requires a $20 non-refundable deposit)

Range Fee: Included

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