Congratulations on your decision to start your career in the security industry!
You are entering a field that is in high demand, so your chances of getting a job and becoming a security guard are more than excellent!
Security guard training requirements vary from state to state. Please select your state below to read both the unarmed and armed security guard training requirements so you can quickly get started.
In order to apply for security guard registration in the State of California and work as an unarmed security guard, you must:
Be at least 18 years old
Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Complete a 40-hour course of required training. The training and exam may be administered by any private patrol operator or by a certified training facility.
This is a 24 hour training course which meets and exceeds California Department of Consumer Affairs - Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements for security guards working at school and college districts. This course meets the training requirements mandated by SB 1626 for Campus Security Personnel as defined in Education Code 38001.5 and 72330.5 and Business and Professions Code 7583.31.
In this course the student will learn the basic skills to writing an accurate and factual report. The asking of appropriate questions, observing suspects and suspicious activity. Learn the practical observation and patrolling techniques and overcoming the language barriers.
This course is designed to prevent loss of life and property from fire in the use of oxy-fuel gas and electric arc cutting and welding equipment where such equipment is used for welding, cutting and brazing, as well as all other heat and spark producing processes.
CS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.
Choosing a postsecondary institution is a major decision for students and their families. Along with academic, financial and geographic considerations, the issue of campus safety is a vital concern. In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). This act required all postsecondary institutions participating in HEA’s Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was amended in 1992, 1998 and 2000. The 1998 amendments renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of a student who was slain in her dorm room in 1986. It is generally referred to as the Clery Act.
This material is for educational purposes only and not intended as a substitute for the professional services an attorney would normally provide a client, including up to date legal research. Agency and individual policies, practices, and procedures should not be changed, amended, or abrogated pursuant to the material contained herein without first consulting with your counsel, prosecutor/district attorney, state’s attorney general, or the United States Attorney General as applicable and appropriate.