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Armed Security Guard Training in New Hampshire

To become an armed security guard in New Hampshire, you must be licensed to carry a firearm. You can be hired by a company and be on their payroll, or you can decide to work for yourself and solicit business as a sole proprietor; either way there are certain criteria that you must meet.

Basic requirements for an armed security guard in New Hampshire:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • United States citizen
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence (which includes domestic), drugs ( use or sale), theft or fraud
  • Provide three references to vouch for your good character
  • Submit (2) photos taken at the state police office
  • Must complete all paperwork required by the Division of Licensing at Permits and submit in person
  • Must complete the firearms section in addition to the rest of the application
  • New Hampshire state driver’s license
  • Good physical conditioning

Must apply in person at:
Division of Licenses and Permits
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Dr.
Concord, NH

Must call for an appointment for fingerprinting before applying in person (603) 271-3575

Firearms Training

You must obtain a firearms proficiency certification. This certification is granted once an approved firearms training course of 4 hours is completed.

Fees:

License: $100 (must be renewed every two years)

For more information, please see Support Services Bureau Permits and Licensing Unit Security/Detectives or call 603-223-3873.

Resources:

Firearms Proficiency Certification Form
Application for Armed Security Guard

One Response to “Armed Security Guard Training in New Hampshire”

  1. I’m interested in becoming a certified armed security guard in the State of NH, but even though I am permanently disabled, I know I can do this job. I can walk, stand, sit for periods of time. I am a straight shooter, I posses common sense and I need to find a job I can do and do well, this is one of them. Is there a possibility for me to find my dream job after completing all these requirements?

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