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Security Guard Training in Virginia

In Virginia, a registration is required for unarmed security guards. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice makes the regulations regarding licensing. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved. The hiring company is responsible for submitting the application.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Virginia:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Finger print cards
  • Mentally competent
  • 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
  • Successfully complete 18 hours of required training

Training Curriculum:

A basic training must be conducted by a board-approved instructor. Topics may include but is not limited to the following:

  1. Orientation – 2 hours
    • Laws and Regulations
    • Code of Ethics
    • Role and Responsibilities
  2. Law – 4 hours
  3. Security Patrol, Access Control, and Communications – 2 hours
  4. Writing reports – 4 hours
  5. Emergency Procedures – 4 hours
  6. Confrontation Management – 2 hours

Fees:

Registration: $25 Click here for application

Fingerprinting: $50 Click here for application

For more information, please consult the Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Virginia or call 804-786-4700.

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  2. I am planning to retire after I complete my next semester as an adjunct for psychology in the community college setting. I have worked in the juvenile corrections setting and in group homes for those with special needs. I am in excellent health, 6-6, 245, and walk 4 miles in less than an hour. I am interested in those settings where I am able to not only supervise but counsel, where my M.Ed. in counseling can be utilized. I look forward to hearing from you.

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