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Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) concealed weapons qualifications are provided through CJSI-VA (DCJS #88-1503). Qualifications are by appointment only. Call 757-872-4132 for more information.

Any student needing additional copies of completion forms and certificates will be charged $10 per class.

At CJSI-VA, classroom instruction includes fingerprints and photo. This will be completed during the class. Individuals not taking class with us will be charged $10 for fingerprints and $10 for photo. Call 757-872-4132 to set up an appointment.

Range fees are included in the cost of all firearms training.  Student firearm rentals are available for $5.00 per gun.

Any student wishing to qualify with more than one handgun will be charged an additional $20 per handgun.
 

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Off-Site Training
CJSI-VA can also train your personnel at your location for a nominal fee.  A minimum number of students and a minimum eight day notification prior to the class is required.  Please contact us for details.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the process to become an Unarmed Security Guard?
A: The required course for an unarmed security guard is 01E (Unarmed Security Guard).  During training at CJSI, we will fingerprint you and take your photo.  Your training will be electronically submitted to DCJS.  You, the student, will need to submit the necessary registration paperwork, fingerprint card, and fees to DCJS.  The forms needed are the Initial Registration Application and the Fingerprint Processing Application.  Once DCJS receives your paperwork, they will run a background check and process your paperwork.  Upon approval, you will receive a temporary registration with your DCJS 99 number.  You then need to notify us of your registration number and we will then send your photo electronically to DCJS.  Once all training and administrative requirements have been met, you should receive your hard card with your photo ID.

Q: What is the process to become an Armed Security Guard?
A: The required courses for an armed security guard are 01E (Unarmed Security Guard), 05E (Arrest Authority), and 07E (Handgun Training).  You also have the option of completing 08E (Shotgun Training).  During your 01E training at CJSI, we will fingerprint you and take your photo.  All of your training will be electronically submitted to DCJS.  You, the student, will need to submit the necessary registration paperwork, fingerprint card, and fees to DCJS.  The forms are the Initial Registration Application , the Firearms Endorsement Application, and the Fingerprint Processing Application.  Once DCJS receives your paperwork, they will run a background check and process your paperwork.  Upon approval, you will receive a temporary registration with your DCJS 99 number.  You then need to notify us of your registration number and we will then send your photo electronically to DCJS.  Once all training and administrative requirements have been met, you should receive your hard card with your photo ID.

Q: What if my card has expired?  Do I have to take the entry level training or can I still take the in-service training.
A: If within 60 days, DCJS receives notification of your in-service training along with the appropriate renewal forms and a reinstatement fee that is 50% above and beyond the renewal fee, you will not be required to take the entry level training (Source: DCJS Administrative Code 6 VAC 20-171-20B.)  If; however, 60 days have passed since your registration expired, you will then be required to meet all of the initial registration requirements, including entry level training, initial applications, fingerprints, and fees. 

Q: I have other security background (military, law enforcement, etc).  Do I have to complete all of the training to become certified?
A: Only DCJS can make that determination.  Please refer to them for answers to questions regarding training waivers.  If you need the Partial Training Exemption Application, please follow the link.