Connecticut General Statute 29-161z requires that all employees hired by a security service to perform security officer services, while armed with a firearm, must obtain a special permit from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
This special permit is commonly referred to as a Blue Card. Any employee hired to work as security officer shall be certified as a security officer and obtain an identification card prior to the security service company making an application to register the security officer with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The permit endorsement is in addition to the permit requirements imposed under C.G.S. Sec. 29-28.
Applicants for the security officer firearms permit endorsement must complete a course of instruction approved by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Blue Card 101 is offered by Connecticut Bail Academy and involves classroom training in safety and use of firearms and range qualification as required. Upon completion of the course, the firearm instructor signs off on the reverse side of the application form DPS-1030. The application form is then submitted to the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit. The permit endorsement is good for 5 years unless suspended or revoked, and runs parallel with the expiration date of the Connecticut State Pistol Permit. The applicant has to annually obtain a firearm refresher course, Blue Card 102 which is an abbreviated version of Blue Card.
|Start Date||Course||Location||Cost||More Details|
|04/26 9:00 am||Firearms Permit Endorsement|
|06/04 9:00 am||Firearms Permit Endorsement|
- Pistol in good working order with at least 3 magazines
- Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
- Belt mounted, dominant side holster (preferably you duty kit)
- Magazine pouch
- Hearing protection
- Wrap-around eye protection
- Comfortable clothing
- Flash Light
- 300 rounds of ammo (we may use less)
- Must be at least 21 years old
- United States citizen or legal alien
- No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
- Never disqualified from owning a firearm
- No previous security license denial
- Good moral character
- Possess a Connecticut State Pistol Permit (Resident or Non-Resident)
- Blue Card Firearms permit endorsement Class 1 permit*
- *Only required for Blue Card 102 Students