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Armed Security Guard Training in Tennessee

In the state of Tennessee, a license is required for an armed security guard. It’s also a requirement that armed security guards be hired by a security company before a license is granted. License must be renewed every two years if you are still employed as an armed guard. Be prepared to answer personal information about any military discharge and criminal history.

Basic requirements for armed security guards in Tennessee:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or alien resident or application is denied
  • Mentally competent
  • Have good moral Character
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • No convictions in the last 5 years and that includes being on probation
  • Proof of residency for the past 5 year
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Submit fingerprint cards (3) for background check from bother TBI and FBI
  • Successful complete training requirements
  • Submit completed application once notarized
  • Driver’s License

Training Requirements

Four-hour course:

One hour training for each:

  1. Orientation
  2. Legal aspects and limitations
  3. Emergency procedures
  4. Duty requirements

Note: Must receive and provide proof of appropriate firearms training and safety for the specific handgun that will be used on duty from a certified instructor. Upon completion of training, a certificate card of completion must be carried at all times.

Fees are nonrefundable:

  • Application fee: $75.00
  • Registration: $30
  • Fingerprints: $60.00

For more information, please call 615-741-6382.


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2 Responses to “Armed Security Guard Training in Tennessee”

  1. I was checking to see when your classes are and what I would need to do to get a armed guard license.I hold a Tennessee hand permit now.

  2. I worked as a Security Officer with Walden Security back in 2008. At the time I did not have a Tennessee Carry Permit, which I now have. My TN Security license expired in 2010,

    So what do I have to do to work as an armed security guard?

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