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Armed Security Guard Training in Colorado

In the State of Colorado, an armed security guard must apply for a license as a security guard. However, there are no specific requirements for carrying a firearm. According to the Denver Excise and Licensing department any firearms requirements were removed as of 2007. In addition, there is no statewide regulation, which means all regulations are handled at the county level, and that means the requirements may vary from one county to the next.

Basic requirements for armed security guard:

    • Must be at least 21 years old
    • Colorado resident
  • United States citizen or legal resident alien
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license or state ID card
  • A valid social security card
  • Must provide a medical certificate (within 60 days of filing the security guard application) stating you are physically capable of performing the duties of a security guard. Only a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant certified by the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners can administer this certificate.
  • Proof of background check, within 30 days after filing the security guard application, from the CBI or other recognized source
  • If expected to carry a nightstick, mace or knife applicant must show proof of compliance, according to the ordinance amending Article V of Chapter 42 and Article II of Chapter 32 of
    7 the Denver Revised Municipal Code. There are specific rules as to the length of blade and nightstick. In addition, the use of mace is allowed based on these specific regulations.

Other Requirements that may apply

For more information, please visit Denver Business Licensing or call your local County Clerk’s office.

22 Responses to “Armed Security Guard Training in Colorado”

  1. Hi there I am looking to take your Armed Guard fire arms training course to get a job I’m trying to get. Could you please call me on my cell at (720) 284-8470. I will be trying to sign up for your next available class to get my application fully complete for this up comming possision. Thank you
    Scott Rodger

  2. Dear Sir /Madam
    I am looking for to be training guard license to get a job . I would like to sign up for class and application for you requirement .
    Any information please you Email for me
    Thank you for you concern
    Sincerely your,
    Trinh Nguyen

  3. DO YOU KNOW IF I NEED TO BE CIROTFYED TO OPEN A HOME SECUORTY HOME WA5TCH BUSSINESS.

    IT WOULD CONSIST OF WALKING AROUND A VACANT HOME OR THROUGH THE VACANT HOME TO SEE IF UTLIATIES ARE OPPORATING PROEPRLY.

    I AM ALSO INTERESTED IN YOUR CLASS. I CURRENTLY AND A CCW PERMIT HOLDER AND HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN TACTICAL SHOOTING.

    I HAVE A PAST IN CORRECTIONS WORKED IN MANY PRISOSN ACROSS THE US AND LA PROBATION.

    NEVERR WENT TO POLICE ACADEMY. I WAS A CONTRACTED SERVICE PROVIDE

    TOM.

  4. I was wondering if i would still be allowed to apply, i have a criminal trespassing charge. Does this stop me completely from applying?

  5. What are the requirements if one wants to use a stun gun or taser or pepper spray while on guard duty?

  6. I’m looking for to be training guard and license

  7. I would like to be treated by your school and get a license

  8. Hello,

    I would like more information about the next class for armed security guard training.

    Thank You.

  9. What colorado law says that you need a license before you can become a security officer? I used to work in security for years, and was thinking of getting back into it.

  10. Hi their I am looking to take your Armed Guard fire arms training course to get a job I’m trying to get. I will be trying to sign up for your next available class to get my application fully complete for this up comming possision. Thank you
    Derwin Obermuller

  11. I am presently working overseas and looking to work in the security field once I return home, I would like to get a License and Certificate for Security Guard, I have worked in this for more than eight years but never required to have said documents before. Please tell me exactly what I need to do.

    Respectfully,

    Sylvester Young

  12. Hello, I would be interested in taking the required courses on becoming an armed security guard. If you could get back to me at your earliest convenience. thank you for your time and have a great day

  13. Hello my name is Robert I am currently a security guard and work in the Denver metro area. I am interested in getting more training and becoming more certified so I am more qualified for better career opportunities.

  14. Hi! I’m trying to move to colorado from oklahoma. I Have my armed certification for oklahoma and I was wondering if it’s transferable to colorado when I move? If you can email me a reply that would be great

  15. Hello I am very interested in becoming an armed security guard please get back to me on any info that I would be needing to fufill my employment opportunities I would greatly appreciate it thanks for your time

  16. hello how are you doing today, I want to become Armed security professional of Colorado, but I don’t know what to do, because i already employee of Allied Universal security professional guard

  17. Dear Sir/Madam

    I been working so hard in my Security career that been trying to become armed guard I applied for so many place try help I been turn down I don’t know my next if you help me I’ll really appreciate thank you for time have a good day

    Sincerely your,

    Armani R. Webster

  18. I am looking to become a security guard..in colorado Springs…i would like to know how I can start

  19. I want get armed security training school?

  20. Sir/ Ma’am
    I was curious if you could give me details on how to get certified in Colorado as an armed security guard.
    Does the individual have to have a Colorado Drivers License or a Colorado State ID?
    How much is the course per Student?
    If a group of say 10 needs the training is there a discount?
    Is it a requirement to go through Unarmed training then go through the armed training?

  21. HI i am looking to become a security officer and looking to get my armed guard license and was wanting some more info on this please send to my email thank you very much

  22. Was an armed Security Officer for the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, in 2004. Since that time, I have been in Security for 18 years and would love to re-learn and update any and all training necessary so i can obtain an Armed Security license.

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