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This page contains information about schools for Electronic Countermeasures, Polygraph and Psychological Stress Evaluators.  Also included are the PPS Registration Procedures and upcoming training courses.

The following documents provide information about schools approved by the Private Protective Services Board.


Prior to attending the Unarmed Guard or Firearms Trainer course, you must complete a Request for Training Services form and send it to PPSB.  Once the training request has been received, it will be evaluated by the Training Officer and spaces in upcoming classes will be filled on a first come/first served basis.

Unarmed Guard Trainer Course & Workshop - Wake Technical College Public Safety Training Center; 321 Chapanoke Rd., Raleigh, NC
The course is 40 hours long and teaches officers how to instruct Unarmed Guard Training.  If an individual holds a General Instructor Certificate from NC Training & Standards, it will only be necessary to attend the Workshop portion of the course, which is held the last day of the course.
January 27-31, 2014
March 10-14, 2014
July 28-August 1, 2014
September 22-26, 2014
November 3-7, 2014

Firearms Certification Courses - NC Justice Academy, Salemburg, NC

(You must be a Certified Unarmed Guard Trainer prior to becoming a Firearms Trainer)
This is a 40 hour course designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills and ability to instruct the Private Protective Services armed guard certification registration course.  Students must have previously attended a pre-qualification course before attending the week-long course.

February 10-14, 2014
March 31-April 4, 2014
September 8-12, 2014

Firearms Prequalification and Recertification Courses- NC Justice Academy, Salemburg NC

All individuals wanting to become a firearms trainer MUST attend a pre-qualification class and score a minimum score of 90%, 2 times out of 3, day and night, with all weapons to attend the week long  course.

March 3, 2014
May 19, 2014
June 30, 2014 (This date has been changed to June 23, 2014.)
September 15, 2014
November 17, 2014

Below is the current Private Protective Services Registration Procedures:

PPS Registration Procedures 


Upcoming Training  (Training for 2014 PPS conducted CEU courses)


The PPS staff and PPSB Attorney will be conducting four hour training sessions throughout the state. The training will cover an update of 74C, continuing education requirements, armed and unarmed registration procedures and recent court cases related to the PPS industry. Course and credit hours are as follow: PPSB-10-395 (Shannon Thongkheuang or Anthony Bonapart) Registration Procedures, armed and unarmed (2 credits). PPSB-11-554 (Judy Pittman) Overview of Standards and Continuing Education Requirements (1 credit), PPSB-11-553 (Atty. Jeff Gray) Legal Aspects of 74C, and recent court cases related to the PPS industry (1 credit). Licensees attending the training can receive up to four hours of continuing education credit. Courses will be taught in the order listed above. Note: Seating is limited to the first one hundred (100) individuals that sign up for the course(s). If you are interested in attending a training session, please contact Judy Pittman at .  There is no cost to attend the training sessions.

April 24, 2014; Wilmington, NC
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Coastline Conference and Event Center
(910) 762-5184
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

May 22, 2014; Greensboro, NC
1:00 PM - 5 pm
Village Inn Event Center
6205 Ramada Drive, Clemmons, NC 27012
Telephone: (336) 766-9121

July 30, 2014; Concord, NC
9;00 AM to 1:00 PM
Charlotte Motor Speedway (Map)
Location: In the media center which is in the infield portion of the track.
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 28027

August 21, 2014; Asheville, NC
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
(828) 252-8211
One Thomas Wolfe Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801

December 11, 2014; Raleigh, NC 
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holiday Inn North
(919) 872-3500
2805 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604