DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) Entry Level


DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO)

DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO)

DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) is a course of 40 hours (70 hours included non-lethal weapons training). Therefore, special police officers who carry a firearm are required to complete a 40-hour firearms course before they can be licensed as an armed SPO.

The DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) course includes classroom and live range. In addition, the instruction will discuss the policy on the “Use of Force”, “Use of Force Continuum”, “Handling of Services Weapon”, “Weapon Safety”, and when SPO may discharge their firearm, and when discharging a firearm is prohibited.


      • Positional asphyxia
      • Professional Uniform Development
      • Terrorism Awareness including building evacuation
      • Shoplifting
      • Report Writing
      • Patrol Techniques
      • Sexual Harassment
      • De-escalation procedures
      • Public Relation/Customer Service
      • Firearm usage (Glock 19 or 38 Revolver) & classroom instruction


      • Must be 21 years old
      • Citizen of the United States
      • Good moral character

Training Location: Chantilly, VA.

Duration: 40 hours -(70 hours with Non-Lethal Weapons training)

Individual Tuition: $449.99

Range fees: $20 (payable at the range)
Falcon will provide targets, eyes and ear protection.


We are only charging for the DC Armed Special Police Officer (SPO) training course and targets. Therefore, it is your responsibility to pay for your licensing fee, fingerprinting fee, test fee, physical/drug screening, and range fee.

      • $84 – Licensing fee (DCRA Pay online)
      • $35 – Live Scan Fingerprinting Fee Criminal History Report (made payable to DC Treasurer)
      • $75 – Physical/Drug Screening

Moreover, security agencies may require additional training. For instance, is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Therefore, to be able to register for the class, you have to fill out the pre-registration form below and later we will send you a payment link.

Classes Payments:

We accept online payments through PayPal. Financial Services are available with PayPal in Credit after we send you an invoice.

(Note: Prices do not include Virginia Tax 6%)

Payments Options:

Option 1: Payment in FULL of one class (Receive a 5% discount) (Note: The 5% is not for the Saving Packages)

Option 2: Payment in FULL of two or more classes (Receive a 10% discount) (Note: The 10% is not for the Saving Packages)

Savings Packages Options:

Option 1: Two payments (Only when the total is more than $350)

Option 2: Three payments (Only when the total is more than $1500)