DPSST-Armed Professional (DPSST-AP): This course covers all of the elements contained in the Basic Firearms Course as set forth by the State of Oregon Department of Public Safety and Standards. You must have a current Unarmed Professional certification through DPSST to attend this course. This course is 24 hours.




The skills covered in this class are:

  • DPSST Basic Firearms Course Curriculum
  • Open book examination
  • Safe gun handling test
  • Marksmanship qualification (PQC-1)


Course requirements:

  • Please bring all handguns to class completely unloaded and in a case or gun bag and leave them there until instructed.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be legally able to own and possess a handgun.
  • Must be able to provide DPSST identification with PSID info.
  • Must be able to provide photo identification to verify age and residency.
  • A quality handgun in a defensive caliber (.38, .357, 9mm, .40, .45 etc) in good working condition.
  • Level 2 or Level 3 retention style duty holster.
  • Three magazines for semi-automatics with a magazine pouch that holds at least two magazines, or;
  • Four speed loaders for revolvers with a magazine pouch that holds four speed loaders.
  • 200 rounds of factory new ammunition- ABSOLUTELY NO RELOADS.
  • Duty flashlight; either small tactical or full size.
  • Approved shooting safety glasses- must fit over regular eyeglasses if you wear them. No safety goggles permitted.
  • Hearing protection- muffs preferred.
  • Baseball style cap with a bill (protects your face from flying brass).
  • Dress comfortable for indoors and outdoors wear layered clothes during winter months for outdoor courses.
  • Sturdy outdoor type shoes/boots for gravel and grass. No sandals, flip flops or open toe shoes.