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Armed Security Guard Training in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, a license is required for armed security guards in addition to a weapon permit. Licensing is administered by the Attorney General’s office for the security company not specifically for an individual. There are certain basic criteria that must be met before a license will be approved, which may include proof of firearms training.

Basic requirements for armed security guards in Rhode Island:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Mentally competent
  • Have good moral character
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • No felony convictions
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Not have had a similar license or registration revoked
  • Submit to criminal background check
  • Must show the need to carry a firearm

Weapon permit and additional training that may be required:

  • Weapon permit to carry a concealed weapon
  • Further background check conducted
  • Proof of firearms training and safety from certified instructor

Fees are nonrefundable:

For more information, please call 401- 274-4400 press option three and then option four.

Resources:

Rules and Regulations – Relating to the Licensing and Regulation
Weapons Carry Permit Packet
Security Guard Licensing Packet

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