Action Defense is proud to offer the OPOTA Private Security Academy (124-Hour Course), Armed Security Certification Course (20hr) and Re-Certification course (4hr).Training will be provided by OPOTC Instructors who are certified in both Private Security and Law Enforcement Firearms Training. In addition to the basic requirements, Action Defense offers additional classes to Private Security companies and individuals to help in the preparation of the many conditions facing Private Security today.
Action Defense is an approved Training Provider with the Office of Workforce Development. Funding is available for eligible adults for our 124 Hour Private Security Academy, OPOTA Basic Firearms certification and the 4-Hour Private Security Firearms requalification. Visit your Ohio Means Jobs center for more info!
This class fulfills all requirements to obtain your OPOTC Private Security Firearms Certificate, as mandated by Ohio law.
In addition, students will be taught the basic principles of Ohio CHL law and will be taught how to handle interaction with law enforcement.
This class fulfills all requirements to obtain your Ohio Private Security re-qualification Certificate, as mandated by Ohio law.
All Firearm Courses:
*Firearm rental (.9mm or Shotgun) available for an additional fees - Must reserve and pay for this in advance.
**ammo is available for an additional fees- Must reserve and pay for in advance. **No steel-cased ammo permitted
As mandated by Ohio law, students successfully passing the class will be able to demonstrate the following:
See the Student Disclosures and Statement of Understanding below for complete eligibility requirements
Q: Can I get the study guide?
A. YES! The SPO's are on the bottom of this page available as a Download.
Q. Can I re-qualify with more than one firearm?
A. YES, there is a $25.00 additional fee for each weapon you re-qualify with
Q. How long does it take to receive my certificate after my class?
A. Your certificate typically arrives 3-4 weeks* after you successfully complete your course. These are emailed to you by the State of Ohio. *Timing can vary
Q. I need a copy of my certificate, How do I obtain one?
A. We are glad to get a copy for you. Please email your request. There is a $20.00 fee for copies. Please allow Action Defense 5-7 business days to fulfil your request
This policy applies to OPOTA Firearms Courses offered by Action Defense
This course prepares you to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) Exam
Action Defense offers additional advanced training certifications!
* In order to carry firearms, you must hold a separate certification, also offered by Action Defense.
Fall Session 2023: Sept 18 -Nov 10 2023! Call for Details!
Tuition is $1850.00 (Compare to other local school prices of $2400.00-$2900.00)
Tuition includes: Student performance objective materials, three-ring binders, academy shirts (one T-shirt and one polo), American Heart Association /CPR certification,
Payment due at enrollment, Credit/Debit/PayPal/PayPal Credit (offered at time of check out)
*note, there is a
Please download the Enrollment Certification Record form and fill out the top portion of this form and bring to class. This form must be typed, not handwritten.
SF115unv - Student Enrollment Certification Record Eff 7-1-19 (pdf)Download
SPOs -PRIVATE SECURITY FIREARMS STUDY GUIDE - UPDATED 2021 (pdf)Download
Student Disclosures and Statement of Understanding (pdf)Download
Shotgun Conditions Study Guide (pdf)Download
Shooting Qualification SPOs 7-12 (pdf)Download
5 Hour Course | $125.00
Next Class: Mar.30, 2024
4 Hour Course | $125.00
Next Class: Jan. 22, 2024
8 Hour Course | 175.00
Next Class: Feb.12-13, 2024
8 Hour Course | $175.00
Next Class: Feb. 26-27, 2024
6 Hours | $150.00
Next Class: TBD
Get your group certified in First Aid and CPR. Private classes available.
NOTE: You must click a blue "ENROLL NOW" button on our website to begin your enrollment. (Clicking the calendar display will not bring you to our enrollment).
Schedule is subject to Change.
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