Site Closures:

Due to natural disasters in the United States, India, and the Caribbean islands, we are experiencing site closures in some areas. We are working diligently to contact all affected candidates by email and phone. If you have questions about your appointment, please contact customer service. We appreciate your patience.

District of Columbia Security

New Look. Flexibility. Ease of Use.

New on-line credential management platform coming soon…

October 1, 2017



Exciting news! On October 1, 2017, the Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration (OPLA) will launch a brand new licensing system, which will fully digitize and automate the licensing process for all applications and processes.

Due to this system upgrade, current application and licensing services will be unavailable between September 16, 2017 and September 30, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we work behind the scenes to deliver an enhanced customer service experience.

All paper applications received after Friday, September 15, 2017 WILL NOT be processed and will be returned to the address on the application.

After October 1, 2017, all licensing services and requests must be submitted online at Paper service requests will no longer be accepted. Beginning on Monday, October 2, 2017, you may call a customer service representative at 866-270-9817 with application questions or for further submission instructions.

Online License Renewal

The online renewal period is over.

Registry - License Look-up

Licensing Publications and Forms

Downloads Stock number Format Size
New License Instructions: Agency/Company 650912 PDF 178 KB
New License Instructions: Individual 650913 PDF 202 KB
Acknowledgement of Security Personnel Form 650902 PDF 53 KB
Additional Requirements After Licensure 650914 PDF 62 KB
Arrest Affidavit 650903 PDF 77 KB
Authorization to Release Information 650905 PDF 59 KB
Bond Form 650901 PDF 116 KB
DC Security Officers Candidate Information Bulletin 650911 PDF 164 KB
DCMR Title 6A – Police Personnel 650931 PDF 155 KB
DCMR Title 17 - Business Occupations & Professionals 650916 PDF 204 KB
Exam Notice 650915 PDF 105 KB
Fact Sheet for Attorney-In-Fact or General Agent 650904 PDF 66 KB
Letter to Security Agencies 650917 PDF 562 KB
New License Application 650910 PDF 232 KB
Security Agency Fact Sheet 650907 PDF 90 KB
Transfer Request Form 650906 PDF 119 KB
Last updated 2017-09-13