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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 174. Regulations Relating to Private Security Services Registered Personnel

6VAC20-174-340. General firearms training requirements.

A. Firearms training endorsement is required for all private security services business personnel who carry or have immediate access to a firearm while on duty. Each person who carries or has immediate access to a firearm while on duty shall qualify with each type of action and caliber of firearm to which he has access.

B. Each person registered as armored car personnel, security canine handler, detector canine handler, private investigator, alarm respondent, locksmith, central station dispatcher, electronic security sales representative, electronic security technician, or electronic security technician's assistant must complete entry-level handgun training in order to apply for a firearms training endorsement.

C. Each person applying for a registration as an armed security officer/courier must complete security officer handgun training in order to apply for a firearms training endorsement.

D. Each person registered as a personal protection specialist must complete entry-level or armed security officer handgun training and advanced handgun training in order to apply for a firearms training endorsement.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-141 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. September 9, 2015.

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