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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
8/3/2020

6VAC20-174-60. Firearms Endorsement.

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

B. Each person applying for a firearms endorsement shall meet the minimum requirements for eligibility as follows:

1. Must be registered in a regulated category.

2. Must complete entry-level handgun training and, if applicable, shotgun and patrol rifle training as described in this chapter.

C. All armed private security services business personnel with the exception of personal protection specialist must satisfactorily complete applicable firearms retraining.

D. All armed personal protection specialists must satisfactorily complete advanced handgun retraining and firearms retraining for shotgun and patrol rifle if applicable.

E. Firearms endorsements are issued for a period not to exceed 12 months. Individuals must complete firearms retraining within the 90 days prior to the expiration of their current firearm endorsement or will be required to complete entry-level training requirements prior to applying for an active endorsement.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-141 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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