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Armed Security Guard Training in Georgia

To become an armed security guard in Georgia, you must be registered with a security company. In addition, your employer must submit a completed employment application and proof of completed training requirements before a weapon permit can be issued.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 year old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have good moral character
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Drug testing (which may be ongoing)
  • State driver’s license
  • Good physical conditioning

Basic Training Curriculum for Security Officers in Georgia

A basic training course consisting of at least 24-hours class instruction must be successfully completed. This course can be given by the potential employer or may be taken as a standalone class.

Curriculum may include but not limited to the following subjects:

(1) Role of Private Security
(2) Legal Aspects
(3) Patrol and Observation
(4) Incident Response
(5) Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
(6) Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
(7) First Aid Overview

Additional Training:

  • Firearm training

Please note: If training is not offered by potential employer, stand-alone courses may require a fee.

For more information, please call 478-207-2440 or visit the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies website. You can now submit your application online by clicking here.

One Response to “Armed Security Guard Training in Georgia”

  1. I am in the market to get my “Blue Card ” and fire arms endorsement. Any information would much appreciated and helpful.

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