Valentis personnel, armed or unarmed, assigned to client sites are required to qualify on readiness standards. The standards are pass or fail. Personnel who fail are offered a onetime opportunity to retake the specific course, which may also include remedial training, if necessary. If the Security Officer fails a second time, then they are removed from the company’s roster.

Impact Weapon and Firearms

Expandable Baton

Duty Pistol

Personnel are qualified annually on the expandable baton. The certification course requires proficient use of the expandable baton against one or multiple targets and written examination.



The pistol qualification standard is 100% accuracy on target, and 75% score. The qualification course consists of 50 rounds at distances of 3-25 yards. All 50 rounds must impact the target is the scoring zone. Any individual who misses the target with even a single round during the qualification course is deemed to have failed the qualification and must re-shoot the entire course of fire and achieve 100% accuracy to pass. Duty pistol qualifications are required annually in addition to any state requirements.




Patrol Rifle

The qualification standard is 100% accuracy on target, and 75% score at distances of 7-50 yards. Each stage is timed. All rounds/pellets must impact the target in the scoring zone. Standing, kneeling, barricade, and movement techniques are incorporated into the course of fire.


The rifle qualification standard is 100% accuracy on target, and 84% score at distances of 5-100 yards. Each stage is timed. All 50 rounds must impact the target in the scoring zone, Standing, kneeling, barricade, and movement techniques are incorporated into the course of fire.





Annual Firearms Training

All armed Valentis Security Officers are required to attend a minimum of eight (8) hours of ongoing firearms training every calendar year in addition to the annual pistol qualification.


  1. Valentis firearms qualification standards are not only significantly higher than required by state standards, but the scoring system itself is more stringent.
  2. All firearms training and qualification is required by Valentis to work armed and not just a formality of law.
  3. The Valentis firearm program can also be compared against law enforcement standards

Although this final statement may be viewed as mere opinion it is ultimately proven to be a fact that Valentis firearms training and standards along with the entirety of its professional development program, directly translates into increased safety, competence, and accountability while minimizing risk exposure to our clients, Valentis, and its employees.

Less Lethal and Other Qualifying Standards

Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Pepper Spray

Electronic Control Weapon

Security Officers qualify in the Fox Labs OC Pepper Spray certification course. Security Officers are required to receive exposure, once, during the initial certification. Certification is required annually.


Security Officers, at their sole discretion, may qualify on the Electronic Control Weapon (ECW) using the Axon Network course. Security Officers are required to receive an ECW exposure, once, during the initial certification. Certification is required annually



Defensive Tactics I

Defensive Tactics II

Defensive Tactics III

Subject control that includes pressure point control tactics, handcuffing, proper individual searches [male and female], and hand to hand defensive tactics.

Handcuffing uncooperative individual(s) as well as kneeling and prone handcuffing, firearm retention, weapon disarming, and advancing takedown skills. Also includes interactive real-world scenario-based learning

Edged weapon defense skills and ground defense tactics.


Additional Training Standards

Driving Skills Qualification (DSQ)

CPR/First Aid/Stop the Bleed

Field Based Training

Personnel that operate company owned vehicles must successfully pass a DSQ annually. The DSQ assesses driving through a serpentine course, operating a vehicle at elevated speeds, backing up, and parking.


All personnel are certified, biennial, in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Stop the Bleed. Personnel are also required to successfully pass the medical event scenarios facilitated during the course. This course exceeds the requirements for recruits graduating from the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOTEC). 


Valentis compliments its training and orientation with robust and ongoing Field Training, tailored to the client to whom the Security Officer is assigned. Field Training will be based on an orientation to specific client RFP and/or site requirements. Frontline Supervisors are responsible for ensuring their staff is trained, within the greater context of the Professional Development Program, appropriately for their client and environment.


Academic Module

Academics are taught at the onset of employment and updates are provided annually or quarterly, if needed.

Orientation: this training module covers the introduction to Valentis Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), benefits, professional development training, and general operational overview.

Contractual and Legal Jurisdiction: personnel are trained on the legal responsibilities they have in contracted security and understanding the limitations that may exist from time to time. The training module provides information on how interacting with law enforcement and emergency response agencies is vital to their success.

Use of Force Continuum: personnel are trained on the authorized Valentis eight step use of force continuum. The training focuses to de-escalate the scenario without the application of force. If force is required, then the adverse effects of misapplying are identified which may result in criminal prosecution and civil liability. Personnel are trained that there can be a personal financial impact when unlawfully and unjustifiably using force against another individual. The objective of this module is to ensure personnel fully understand that although the use of force is authorized in certain circumstances when there is a clear and present threat of bodily injury against themselves or another person that it is obligatory upon the Security Officer to apply such force within the legal boundaries set forth. Personnel are presented with real world incidents that have occurred involving contracted security personnel. Personnel review the lessons learned while examining legal concerns, if any, that each incident presented.

 Valentis Reporting Process: the training module covers the specific set of requirements that must be followed when writing incident reports at Valentis. The training also covers awareness of our administrative review and dissemination to Clients and Stakeholders.

Situational Awareness: Personnel are trained on situational awareness, its meaning, and how to improve it as part of security operations.

Testifying in Court: personnel are trained on testifying as part of the private sector representing contracted security personnel versus other prior experience. The training module covers preparation, appearance, and delivery of testimony during a hearing or trial.

Public Relations: the training module details sensitivity, enhancing communication with the public, and interacting with law enforcement and emergency response agencies.

Threat Awareness: personnel receive threat awareness training that covers active shooter preparedness, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), improvised explosive devices, and terrorism.