Important rule changes

Eligibility and Training Requirements for Commissioned Security Officers and Personal Protection Officers

Effective January 1, 2024, HB 3424 requires:

Level 3 Training

  • All Handgun proficiency and self-defense courses must be completed in-person with an on-site instructor approved by the Department.
  • Self-defense tactics must be included as part of the level III training for commissioned security officers and personal protection officers. (The self-defense tactics were previously included in the training material; HB 3424 makes it a requirement.)


  • All original and renewing applicants for a commissioned security officer license are required to complete the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).
  • If an individual is currently licensed as a personal protection officer and commissioned security officer, we will use the MMPI on file to satisfy the requirement to submit the MMPI when they renew the commission license. 

For more information regarding HB 3424 please visit