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LOGIN to our NEW eLicensure Portal

Click HERE or onto the ImageTrend logo on this screen to access the eLicensure Portal

Head on over to the eLicensure Public Portal of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners.  This is where Security Officers, Managers, Qualifying Agents and Company Owners apply for, manage and receive their respective licenses and registrations.

If this is your first time visiting the new licensure portal CLICK “FORGOT USERNAME.  This will take you to a screen where you will enter your DOB, SSN and LAST NAME.  Doing so will locate your existing eLicensure profile or it will alert you that you do not currently have a profile set up at this time.  You will be allowed to create an account if you do not have one.  You MUST HAVE a valid email address to receive your login information.

DO NOT hit “APPLY” on any of the applications listed if you are already a working security officer who is affiliated with a company.  Simply call or email the Board to let us know that you have established or claimed your eLicensure account (meaning you have successfully logged in and have verified your personal information) and we will administratively connect you and your profile to your company (employer) of record.

Call 225-272-2310 M-F from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM if you have any questions.  We will be happy to assist you.

What is and What is NOT a valid Card

If you hit GENERATE CARD in the eLicensure Portal and do not have a STATUS, ISSUE and EXPIRATION DATE you do not have an issued valid security officer registration.

Once issued, the fields will populate and you will receive an email notice alerting you that your VALID card can be generated.

 

INSTRUCTORS: No Certification = No Training

If you are a State Board licensed firearms instructor, you MUST at all times be in possession of three things in order to teach for the Board:

  1. Current/valid certification instructor certification for each type of weapon
    • Pistol/Revolver
    • Rifle
    • Shotgun
      • A pistol certification from NRA does not authorize you to teach AR-15 or Shotgun
        • NRA has specific Rifle and Shotgun certifications that must be obtained and maintained to teach these specific equipment and skills
  2. Current State Board Firearms Instructor License
  3. Current general liability and errors and omissions insurance policies that clearly cover teaching firearms

Submitting training certifications to the Board that present security officers as having been properly certified with a weapon, when the instructor of record does not possess a valid instructor certification and license can result in suspension, revocation, fines and possible criminal penalties.

Instructors licensed by the Board should already be abundantly familiar with all aspects of Board rule and law.  If there is any confusion, ambiguity or any question(s) about this notice, whether you are an instructor, guard or industry administrator, please do not hesitate to call 225-272-2310 and press Ext. 8.

 

NASCO

Contract Security Industry Leaders’ Round-table

(Fort Lauderdale, FL)  February 6 – 8, 2018

The executive director of the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) in Washington, DC has asked State Board Executive Director, Fabian P. Blache III, to speak at the NASCO Industry Leaders’ Roundtable being held at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz on February 7-8.  NASCO wants Louisiana to participate in a panel/presentation/discussion on the use of out of state security officers during natural disasters, and a panel on unlicensed activity.  According to Mr. Steve Amitay, who is the executive director and general counsel of NASCO “Attendees are the top executives and counsels of the major contract security companies nationwide.”

Mr. Blache said that he is deeply honored to represent the LSBPSE before NASCO, and considerably pleased with the momentum the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners continues to develop on the national stage in our industry.

Leave of Absence Policy

LSBPSE Order 18-001 Revised Leave of Absence Policy Revised

After extensive review, we have determined that the Leave of Absence (LOA) process that has been in place at the LSBPSE is not codified in Title 37 or LAC 46. There exists no such provision in State Board agency law or rule.

Nevertheless, over the last several years, an LOA form and a Leave of Absence practice emerged.  The attached policy outlines how, going forward, Leaves of Absence will be handled.

Use of the LOA form to circumvent mandatory training intervals will not be accepted.  Missing training deadlines shall result in fines up to $1000 per class per security employee:

  1. Failure to have a security officer in your employ trained withing 30 and/or 60 days (or for required firearms training) will amount up to  a $500 fine
  2. Failure to have a training form for an employ trained withing 30 and/or 60 days (or for required firearms training) will amount up to  a $500 fine

It is imperative that all required training be completed in a timely manner, and documentation of such training is furnished to the board withing 15 days or completion.

FOR DETAILS SEE POLICY ATTACHED

Call with any questions 225-272-2310

Training Program Audits

We are in the process of reaching out to instructors who run training programs that are licensed by the State Board.  These are test audits to get some bearings on the efficacy and effectiveness of training programs that the LSBPSE regulates.

Someone from our Training and Education Section will make contact with you to provide specifics on what we will need to review.