Security Guard License Requirements
Working in the private security industry, there is a good chance that you will be registered, certified, or licensed. It is often a matter of what state you live in. It may depend on your location within the state and the specific duties you perform.
State licensure isn’t an either or proposition. Some states have an individual credentialing process for armed security guards and an individual credentialing process for unarmed security guards while other states credential both.
It is important to recognize that licensure is not the same as regulation. Some states set standards for security guards but expect the employer to be responsible for their hire to meet those state standards.
If you live in a jurisdiction where there are few standards, you will want to make sure that you have adequate training. Finding out what those few standards are, what regulations or mandates your state has in place regulating security guards and which training you need can seem overwhelming and tedious, however, it is quite necessary to have a clear picture of the path you need to take. SecurityGuard-License.org has set out to simplify this process for you.
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Security Guard & Security Officer Requirements – Select Your State
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia