Group classes

Continuing Education

Objective: To provide additional or remedial instruction in private security subject matter.

The continuing education requirement, of an additional 8 hours annually. 

​You will continue to develop your skills by attending annual in-service training, stressing defensive tactics, legal issues, HAZMAT, CPR training proficiency. ​


The first step in the physical fitness process in order to become a Security Guard is to pass the DSS Training Academy physical fitness training test, (New-Hire Recruit and Pre-Academy Exam) a 12 week preparation program for fresher assignment candidate must successfully complete just prior to entering the academy. 

This course will have a true or false test at the end of it.

You need at least a 70% to pass.​

​Physical Training consists of approximately 25% of the explorer academy curriculum. Physical training is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing childhood obesity.

All recruits are required to participate in physical training, unless an illness or injury prevents them from doing so. The physical training component consists of stretching (flexibility), running (endurance), calisthenics, weight training (strengthening), obstacle courses (coordination) and defensive tactics exercises (self-confidence).

All recruits are required to participate in a minimum of two (2) of the scheduled three (3) PT 500 tests. The tests are given during the third week, at midterms and during finals. Because each young adult comes to the explorer training academy with a variety of physical abilities, the PT 500 scores do not count as part of the overall grade point average (GPA). Rather, the staff monitors the test scores and looks for individual improvement from one test to the next. Recruits are weighed during the PT 500 tests, to monitor weight loss and assist in goal setting.

Individual training

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Livescan fingerprinting

Undergo a criminal history background check 

Orientation: Introduction to the training program, training objectives, the role of the guard force in the Mission Security Plan.

Orientation Tests

This course will have a true or false test at the end of it. The pass mark for the test is 80%.

Newly hired Security Protective Service Cadets must complete an intensive twelve (12) weeks. Uniformed Officer Training Program at the DSS Training Academy Training Center (DSSTA) in Rancho Cucamonga, California, or qualify for a DSSTA waiver. To qualify for a DSSTA waiver, you must have graduated from DSSTA and, usually, performed full-time. Following graduation from DSSTA, you will complete an additional ten (10) weeks of specialized instruction at SPS training facilities. 

Basic Curriculum

The level 1 programs of instruction provide the critical foundation that security guard careers are built upon.

Our private, customizable training courses are geared toward both entry-level personnel looking to begin a career in the security guard field and mission security guard, law enforcement and professionals seeking to broaden their skill sets.

Each course will train and credential students to relevant and recognized international standards, including ISO/PAS 28007, as applicable.  

Our end state is to introduce students to the basic security principles that will meet your professional, security guard and law enforcement objectives.

The level 1 introductory courses include:

Citizens Powers of Arrest
Weapons of Mass Destruction