PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY

FAQ - COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS


DO I NEED TO BRING A FIREARM WITH ME TO THE FIREARMS COURSE?

No.  You may use your own gun to complete the firearms course however you are not required to do so.  During the course a rental firearm will be provided free of charge to individuals who do not possess their own.  All firearms must be brought to the facility unloaded and secured in a case.


ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COST TO THE COURSES?

All taxes are included in the course fee.  There are no additional cost.  


IS THE REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDABLE?

No.  Seating is reserved for participants upon registration therefore the fee in non-refundable.  


DO I NEED TO BRING LEATHER GEAR AND OTHER EQUIPMENT TO CLASS?

No.   


DOES THE O.C. CERTIFICATION COURSE REQUIRE THAT I BE EXPOSED TO O.C. SPRAY?

Yes.  Exposure is required for certification however participants may choose to refrain from the O.C. Certification portion of the class.  


DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING EXTRA FOR THE O.C. PORTION OF THE COURSE?

Yes.  Participants desiring to complete the O.C. Certification portion of the course should bring a change of cloths (ideally, sweatpants, t-shirt), a bath towel, and if you wear contacts, a pair of prescription glasses.  Contacts must be removed prior to exposure and should remain out for the remainder of the day.  


WHAT HAPPENS IF THE TRAINING COURSE DATE GETS CANCELED OR RESCHEDULED?

Rarely, due to circumstances beyond our control, a course may be canceled or rescheduled. In those circumstances, your registration fee will be applied towards an upcoming class of your choosing.          


IS THE TRAINING ACADEMY RESPONSIBLE IF I AM INJURED OR MY PROPERTY IS DAMAGED?

No.  Participants should be aware that with all physical activities the possibility of injury may occur.  Individuals are participating in the courses at their own risk.    


ONCE I COMPLETE THE COURSE WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATION?

Upon completion participants will receive a certificate of completion.  


IS THE COURSE FEE REFUNDABLE?

No.  Once the course begins the fee it is non-refundable.  If you are unable to complete the course due to an unforeseen emergency, the course fee may be applied to a future training date.    


WHAT LOCATION IS THE CLASS CONDUCTED AT?

Unless otherwise noted, all courses are conducted at 8945 N. Westland Drive

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, Suite 302


WHO CONDUCTS THE COURSES?

Courses are conducted by our affiliate company - First Protect Security unless otherwise noted.  


AM I GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT AFTER COMPLETING TRAINING?

No.  Completion of training is not a guarantee of employment.  Employment depends on the traditional hiring process such as the availability of positions, interviews, background checks and the selection of the most  qualified candidate.  


DO I RECEIVE A REFUND IF I DON’T OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT?

No.