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Security Guard Training in North Carolina

In North Carolina, unarmed security guards are required to be licensed/registered. Certain basic criteria must be met first before applying.

Basic requirements for an unarmed security guard in North Carolina:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • United States citizen or resident alien
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence (which includes domestic), drugs ( use or sale), theft or fraud in the last 5 years
  • Good moral character
  • Submit (2) recent passport type photo (one inch by one inch)
  • Submit fingerprint cards (2)
  • Certified copy of criminal background history for the last 48 months
  • Successfully complete department approved training within 30 days of hire
  • Employee of a private security company and under supervision from a licensed patrol officer

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good Communication skills
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Be able to stand long periods of time

Training Requirements: Must complete 16 hours of classroom training

  1. The Security Officer in North Carolina — (minimum of one hour)
  2. Legal Issues for Security Officers — (minimum of three hours)
  3. Emergency Response — (minimum of three hours)
  4. Communications — (minimum of two hours)
  5. Patrol Procedures — (minimum of three hours)
  6. Note Taking and Report Writing — (minimum of three hours)
  7. Deportment — (minimum of one hour)

Fees: All fees are non-refundable

Application: $30

For more information, please see the North Carolina General Statues or call 919 431-300 or contact the:
Private Protective Services Board
P.O. Box 29500
3320 Old Garner Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27626-050

17 Responses to “Security Guard Training in North Carolina”

  1. i am interested in becoming a unarmed security guard
    I have a felony that is 22 years old. i have never been in any trouble since. what are my chances of becoming a unarmed guard in nc

  2. I am interested in becoming a unarmed security guard but need to get some training. I live in Greensboro, NC. and wants to know where the nearest place to apply for a training class.

  3. I have a Florida Security License, is this transferrable to North Carolina…

  4. I am interested in becoming a unarmed security guard but need to get some training. I live in Goldsboro, NC. and want to know where the nearest place to apply for a training class

  5. Hello. I’m have previous experience working in unarmed security but my NCPPS license has expired. What places in Raleigh, NC would you recommend for me to renew my license?

  6. i am from New York and i have my NYS Armed Security Guard License, does anyone know if i can move to and work in North Carolina as a security guard? is my NYS license transferable or accepted to/by NC?

  7. I would like to start my Owen company so wat do I need to do to start a security company thank u

  8. I am interested in a training program for armed Security Guard training in NC.

    Can you send me in the right direction

  9. Where can I find a Security guard School ??? in NC

  10. I am interested in becoming a armed guard. I live in the charlotte nc area. Can you please let me know where I can recieve the training to becoming an armed gaurd.

    Thank you

    Brent Aslin

  11. I am nearing retirement age and am interested in becoming a security guard upon retirement (armed or unarmed). Where can this training near Wilmington, NC.

    Thank you,
    John Edwards

  12. I am 54 years old retired in good health and I am interested in becoming a security guard.Is this too old to start a new career?

  13. i am trying to get a copy of my certerfication card can you help me

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  15. i would like to become a secrurity guard i’m 19years old. i have never really been in to any trouble. i love hard work and hard training. I tuck rotc for four years while i was in high school.

  16. I want to be a armed secutiy guard in NC. I see all the requirments in all these websites, but nothing tells me how to start my license, or apply for submitting any paper work. Where or how do I get started, give me a link, or address, or website, phone number, or something. Thanks!

  17. Im cert. in s.c. can this be trans. im a security officer out of work

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