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DEFENSIVE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVILIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS      

DSTA LOGOThe Defensive Security Training Academy, Inc. is a school facility that provides training services and certifications for Law Enforcement, Private Investigators, Security Personnel, Ex-Military, as well as private citizens. We offer a wide range of training services, education on current laws, the correct use of lethal and non-lethal weapons, as well as teach the required curriculum mandated by the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies.

Training takes place in our schools’ comfortable office suite environment with conference style class rooms. We offer varying class sizes from individual to groups, that are all Instructor led classes, (not a series of training video modules), which allow us to be more interactive and hands on.

Learn proper techniques and firsthand experience from our state certified and licensed Instructors who still work in the fields they teach, get a chance to practice with physical equipment and leave with the basic knowledge you will feel comfortable in applying… as well as a Certificate of completion.

INSTRUCTOR LICENSES CFTR001062; CFTR001175; CFTR001172

 

*DSTA is the premier choice for Security & Detective Agencies to have their employees and personnel trained*

COURSES
 
Armed Security Training - $275.00
{STATE REGULATED: 24-Hour Security Training & 16-Hour Firearms Training}

 

Unarmed Security Training - $150.00
{STATE REGULATED: 24-Hour Security Training}

 

Private Investigator Training - $475.00
{STATE REGULATED: 70-Hour Private Detective Training}
  • Armed PI Training – $575.00
    {STATE REGULATED: Additional 16-Hour Firearms Training}

 

Firearm Training (Professional) - $140.00
{STATE REGULATED: 16-Hour Firearms Training & Weapon Qualification}

 

Re-Qualification (Professional)   -  $140.00
{STATE REGULATED: 4-Hour Classroom/Range– Armed Licensees must re-qualify with their firearm annually}

 

8-Hour Continuing Education (Professional)  - $80.00
{STATE REGULATED: 8- Hour CE requirement for Armed guards to renew their licenses}

 

Handcuff  -   $50.00
{4-Hours – Specialized Training}

 

Baton - $70.00
{4-Hours- Specialized Training}

 

OC Spray  - $50.00
{4-Hours – Specialized Training}
OC Spray, Baton, Handcuff (Combined Training) – $150.00
{8 Hours Combined Specialized Training}

 

Armed/Unarmed/Private Investigator/ Armed PI & OC Spray, Baton, Handcuff  (Combined Training)
$425.00/$300.00/$625.00/$725.00

 

Shot Gun Training – $125.00
{2 Hours – in addition to the 16-Hour Firearm Training}

 

Special Weapons Training (AK-47/74, AR-15, PS 90, MP 5, Carbine, etc.) - Call for Price
{8 Hours – Specialized Training}

 

Women’s Basic Firearm Training (Civilian) - $130.00
{This firearm class geared towards educating women on gun Safety, Handling, Cleaning, Operation, and Shooting at the Gun Range}

 

Firearm Training (Civilian training for personal firearm use)  - $130.00
(This is a beneficial class for a “Probate” carry license)
{Education on Gun Laws, Safety, Handling, Cleaning, Operation, and Shooting at the Range}
 

 

CLASS TRAINING SCHEDULE

CLASSES BEGIN AT 9:00AM
  • Unarmed Security Training
    New course starts every Monday  (Monday – Wednesday)
  • Armed Security Training
    New course starts every Monday   (Monday – Friday)
  • Firearm Training Only
    New course starts every Thursdays   (Thursday & Friday)
  • Private Investigator Training
    New course during the last 2 weeks of every Month starting Mondays (10 Days Long)
  • All Other Course Trainings are by Personal Appointment and Registration
DSTA will try to accommodate any schedule conflicts, call today to discuss.
 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES

REQUIREMENTS

The Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies requires all security guards be certified by taking a 24-hour basic training course from a Board Certified and Licensed Instructor.
Private Detectives are required to be certified by taking a 70-hour basic training course from a Board Certified and Licensed Instructor.

Unarmed Security {Certified Guards}

  • Age – 18 +
  • Valid ID
  • 24 hours of Security Training
  • Fill out Employee Registration Application
  • No Criminal History

In the state of Georgia, unarmed security guards are not required to hold a license.
If one wants to work as an armed security guard, then a security license (aka Blue Card) is required.

Armed Security {Certified AND Licensed Guards}

  • Age – 21 +
  • Valid ID
  • 24 hours of Security Training & 16 hours Firearms Training
  • Clean Criminal History – No Felony Convictions
  • Fill out Employee Registration Application, & submit to the Board for a “Blue Card” Security License

If one wants to work as an armed security guard, then a security license (aka Blue Card) is required.

The license is attained by:
1. Receiving the firearms training and qualifying with an approved handgun
(Security guards approved firearms: 380, 9mm, 40 caliber, 45 caliber, .38 caliber, and 357 magnum)
2. Applying for your security blue card license through a security agency/ company/your employer
The employer fills out the license application (with you) AND submits it to the state for you
*Individuals are not able to apply for their security license themselves. Have to apply through a licensed agency. Think of the security license not as your personal license, but as a work ID license*
3. Fingerprinting (Background check)

Private Investigator {Licensed Private Detectives}

  • Age – 18 +
  • Clean Criminal History – No Felony Convictions
  • Valid  ID
  • 70 hours of Private Detective Training
  • 16 hours Firearms Training (*Age – 21+ to be an armed PI)
  • Fingerprinting (background check)
  • Fill out Employee Registration Application, & submit to the Board for a “Blue Card” PI License

A license is required for both unarmed and armed Private Detectives

The license is attained by:

1. Applying for your private detective blue card license through a detective agency/ company.
The employer fills out the license application (with you) AND submits it to the state for you
*Individuals are not able to apply for their detective license themselves. Have to apply through a licensed agency. Think of the PI license not as your personal license, but as a work ID license*
2. Fingerprinting (Background check)

 CLASS REQUIREMENTS
  • Photo ID
  • Payment
     (Cash or Money Order due the first day of class; Online registration credit/debit payment)
  • Writing Materials
    (pen & paper) 
  • Students and Trainees must be of Good Moral Character
     (Felony Convictions are NOT permitted for armed positions)