Full Week Armed Security Officer Certification Course (must take Unarmed Course first) This course will prepare you for employment in the security field as an armed security officer by educating you regarding the important knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct armed security functions responsibly and effectively.
At the completion of this course, you will be certified by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) as an armed security officer in the state of Illinois.

This course is a combination of classroom instruction, firing range practice and final qualification. Fee: $175

Testing:
Written exam (70% passing required)
50 round firearms qualification (70% passing required) 20-hour firearm course

Prerequisites: Completion of 20hr Basic Security Officer Course, Current FOID card, Must be 21 years of age

Requirements:

  • Firearm (semi-auto or revolver – must hold minimum of 6 rounds)

  • Duty Belt

  • Duty or outside the waistband holster

  • Eye and hearing protection

  • 100 rounds of ammunition

  • *Firearms, hearing and eye protection available for rent at extra cost at training site.

  • *Ammunition available for purchase at training site

Topics Covered:

  • Firearm safety and maintenance

  • Use of deadly force

  • Legal use of firearm

  • Ethics of firearm use

  • Search / seizure / arrest procedure while armed Liability while armed

This 8 hour course offers recognized training material created by the Committed on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC) and the American Red Cross. Upon completion participants will be certified TECC First-Care Providers and Certified in CPR/AED by the Red Cross. In the event of a workplace accident, medical emergency, shooting, stabbing, training accident, or mass casualty event, time is the enemy of the wounded. The more people prepared to step-up and provide care, the better the chances are for survival. TECC is the globally recognized standard for initial, pre-medical, first aid. Cost is $200

Requirements:

  • N/A

Topics Covered:

  • CPR

  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, pre-med first aid

This 16 hour course is designed for Law Enforcement and Public Safety officials with a duty to act in the face of physical threat/medical emergencies. Knowing when to address the threat, how to address the wounded and understanding the chain of survival are all vital skills that will be certified in this course. This course provides TECC First Responder/Duty to Act certification and American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers certification. Cost is $380

Requirements:

  • Law Enforcement or Public Safety officials with a duty to act

Topics Covered:

  • Addressing threat

  • Addressing the wounded

  • Chain of Survival

  • CPR/AED

This 4 hour course is designed for civilians willing to step-in and save a life. Topics covered include bleeding control, addressing shock, communicating with first responders and understanding the chain of survival. This course offers TECC First-Care Provider certification. Cost is $100

Requirements:

  • N/A

Topics Covered:

  • Bleeding control

  • Addressing shock

  • Communicating with first responders

20-Hour Basic Unarmed Security (Illinois PERC). This course will prepare you for employment in the security field as an unarmed security officer by educating you regarding the important knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct armed security functions responsibly and effectively.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be certified by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) as an unarmed security officer in the State of Illinois and eligible for a PERC card. This course is a classroom instruction course only. Course Fee is $60. Prerequisites: Must be 18 years of age.

Testing:
Written Exam (70% passing required)

Requirements:

  • Pass exam with at least a 70% to complete course

Topics Covered:

  • Security Officer Code of Ethics

  • Public Relations, Human Relation and Civil Rights

  • Illinois Criminal Code (related to protection of person and property)

  • Fire and Accident Prevention; Fire Safety

  • Patrol Procedures

  • Liability Issues

  • Use of Force Arrest and Control Techniques

  • Laws (regarding arrest, search and seizure)

  • Report Writing and Service Process

  • The Law on Private Security/Reporting to Law Enforcement Agencies