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225 ILCS 447/25-20

    (225 ILCS 447/25-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 25-20. Training; private security contractor and employees.
    (a) Registered employees of the private security contractor agency who provide traditional guarding or other private security related functions or who respond to alarm systems shall complete, within 30 days of their employment, a minimum of 20 hours of classroom basic training provided by a qualified instructor, which shall include the following subjects:
        (1) The law regarding arrest and search and seizure
    
as it applies to private security.
        (2) Civil and criminal liability for acts related to
    
private security.
        (3) The use of force, including but not limited to
    
the use of nonlethal force (i.e., disabling spray, baton, stungun or similar weapon).
        (4) Arrest and control techniques.
        (5) The offenses under the Criminal Code of 2012 that
    
are directly related to the protection of persons and property.
        (6) The law on private security forces and on
    
reporting to law enforcement agencies.
        (7) Fire prevention, fire equipment, and fire safety.
        (8) The procedures for report writing.
        (9) Civil rights and public relations.
        (10) The identification of terrorists, acts of
    
terrorism, and terrorist organizations, as defined by federal and State statutes.
    (b) All other employees of a private security contractor agency shall complete a minimum of 20 hours of training provided by the qualified instructor within 30 days of their employment. The substance of the training shall be related to the work performed by the registered employee.
    (c) Registered employees of the private security contractor agency who provide guarding or other private security related functions, in addition to the classroom training required under subsection (a), within 6 months of their employment, shall complete an additional 8 hours of training on subjects to be determined by the employer, which training may be site-specific and may be conducted on the job.
    (d) In addition to the basic training provided for in subsections (a) and (c), registered employees of the private security contractor agency who provide guarding or other private security related functions shall complete an additional 8 hours of refresher training on subjects to be determined by the employer each calendar year commencing with the calendar year following the employee's first employment anniversary date, which refresher training may be site-specific and may be conducted on the job.
    (e) It is the responsibility of the employer to certify, on a form provided by the Department, that the employee has successfully completed the basic and refresher training. The form shall be a permanent record of training completed by the employee and shall be placed in the employee's file with the employer for the period the employee remains with the employer. An agency may place a notarized copy of the Department form in lieu of the original into the permanent employee registration card file. The original form shall be given to the employee when his or her employment is terminated. Failure to return the original form to the employee is grounds for disciplinary action. The employee shall not be required to repeat the required training once the employee has been issued the form. An employer may provide or require additional training.
    (f) Any certification of completion of the 20-hour basic training issued under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security and Locksmith Act of 1993 or any prior Act shall be accepted as proof of training under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-253, eff. 8-9-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)