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Armed security guards in Illinois must be licensed. In addition, additional training, which includes firearms training, is required. After all requirements are met, the Illinois Department of Financial
and Professional Regulation will issue your license.
Basic requirements for Armed Security guards in Illinois:
- You must be at least 21 years old
- United States citizen or legal alien
- Valid social security number
- No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
- Successfully pass a criminal background check
- Passport photo
- Illinois driver’s license
- Successfully complete classroom training, firearms training and written exam
You must successful complete 20 hours of training which covers the basic responsibilities of an armed guard, laws and regulations of Illinois, ethics, writing reports, dealing with the public etc.
In addition to the 20 hours listed above, you must successfully complete 20 hours of firearms training, which includes handgun safety, handling your weapon and time on the fire range. Each qualified candidate must fire 50 rounds from their handgun at an accuracy of at least 70%.
For more information, please call 217-785-0800.
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