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Armed Security Guard Training in Vermont

As an armed security guard In Vermont, a license is required. The department that regulates this type of license is The Board of Private Investigative and Security Services. The hiring security agency is responsible for submitting the application. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved.

Basic requirements for armed security guards in Vermont:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Social Security card
  • Proper Identification (Vermont driver’s license, state id or passport)
  • Two (2) sets of finger print cards
  • Passport size photo
  • Certificate of completion of 40-hours of classroom training
  • Mentally competent
  • Provide character references
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • Must successfully pass a drug test
  • No felony convictions
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Submit to criminal background check

Training Curriculum:

A basic training must be conducted by a board-approved instructor with at least two years experience in the subject matter. Topics may include but is not limited to the following:

(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
(8) Report Writing

Firearms Training

In addition to the 40 hour classroom training, firearms training must be successfully completed at least two years before application submission for all armed security guards in Vermont.

  • Basic firearm safety and (12 hours)
  • Legal responsibility (included in the 12 hours)
  • Use and safety of your particular handgun (4 hours)
  • Firing Range
  • Successful pass exam

For more information, please call (802) 828-1505.

Resources:

Board of Private Investigative and Security Services Rules
Firearms Application

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