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Virginia and Florida

Concealed Handgun Permit Training

Apr 19-21, 2023, 9:00 a.m.

at Dulles Expo

4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

Chantilly, VA 20151

$50 in advance online – $75 at the door

Next 2 GUN Class

May 11, 2024

at Shadow Hawk Defense

Training Center

436 Apple Harvest Drive

Hedgesville, WV 25427

A Security Training Academy Inc., has been a leader in Virginia security training for years. If you are looking for the training and certifications you need to enter the private security world we offer reality-based, courses taught by certified instructors. Our courses include all levels of DCJS training including Entry-level and In-Service, firearms courses for handguns, shotguns and rifles. We also offer extensive personnel training courses designed to teach you the skills necessary for effective security and investigations including full private investigator training courses.

The objective of A Security Training Academy, Inc., is to consistently provide state-of-the-art training to its students. Every effort is made to ensure the training content is legal and valid in terms of currently accepted practices and procedures of the Department of Criminal Justice Services and Private Security community. All  private security Registration requirements and categories can be found on the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services website. Click HERE

  • Armed Security Officer $300

  • Personal Protection Specialist $650

  • Bail Enforcement Agent $400

  • Bail Bondsman $500

  • General Instructor $500

  • Firearms Instructor $550

  • Baton, OC, Red Cross, Handcuffing $300

  • Taser PULSE Civilian Training $95

All Firearms Qualifications are conducted at Sharpshooters. Click Here For Information. All equipment and Range Fees are the responsibility of the student.


A Security Training Academy, Inc., offers Private Security General Instructor & Firearms Instructor , Armed and Unarmed Security Officer, Arrest Authority, Handgun/Shotgun and Re-training, Advance Handgun, Armored Car Personnel, Private Investigator, Bail Bondsman, BEA, PPS, SCOP, Baton Training, O.C., Red Cross, Handcuffing, MOAB, Active Shooter.

Department of Criminal Justice Services, Division of Licensure and Regulatory Services


A Security Training Academy, Inc., now is training Maryland Wear & Carry and Maryland Handgun Qualifications along with the Maryland Practical Police Course for Armed Security Officers.

Maryland State Police Licensing Division


A Security Training Academy, Inc., is now training individuals for Special Police Officers and DC Concealed Handgun Permits.

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Security Officer Management Branch

DC License to Concealed Carry Firearms

Entry-Level Training

6 VAC 20-174-160 – Entry Level Training Each person employed by a private
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NAICS codes:

611519 – Security Guard Training

561612 – Body Guard Services

541690 – Security Consulting Services

561611 – Private Investigative Services

611430 – Professional Development Services

928120 – Diplomatic Services

488119 – Other Airport Operations