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Armed Security Guard Training in Delaware

An armed security guard must be licensed in Delaware. A commissioned or arm security guard must meet the basic requirements of a security guard that is not armed with a few extra requirements. Once all requirements are met, the license is administered by the Delaware Department of Public Safety. The license is good for two years and must be valid while employed. To keep license current, yearly courses must be completed.

Basic requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be hired by a licensed company
  • Drug testing (which may be ongoing)
  • Complete background check and finger prints
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien (provide proof that you are legally able to work in the US)
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons (that includes violent misdemeanors and assault lll or offensive touching in the last three years)
  • Must complete a 16 hour certified training course by the state of Delaware before applying for license
  • Good physical conditioning

Additional Requirements for armed security guard in Delaware:

  • Three hour course (firearms)
  • Shooting range (must discharge gun at least three times a year)
  • Submit new finger print cards
  • Pay for new registration card


  • Registration identification card is $20
  • Application fee is $69
  • Other fees may apply

Once you have successfully completed the certified course, you can apply for your license as armed security guard by calling (302) 672-5304 to set up an appointment. For more information, please visit the Delaware State Police Department.

8 Responses to “Armed Security Guard Training in Delaware”

  1. Requesting details for Delaware course requirements to obtain and maintain Firearms Guard “Red” Card. How many times per year?, how much ammo and firearm make/model, caliber

  2. i am in possession of my yellow id card. i am a retired NYC CORRECTION OFFICER looking to get the red id. where do i take the class?

  3. May I train for a Delaware Security License without employment. I have a PA and NJ license and am working as a security officer in PA. I am interested in applying for a job in Delaware that requires a Red Card.

  4. I live in Newcastle Delaware an would like to know where could I begin to start to get my red card for security

  5. Who gives the course? Where can i sign up?

  6. I currently have my yellow security guard license for the state of Delaware, I am not currently working in the security field. I wanted to know if I have to be working as a security officer to obtain my armed security card.

  7. Where can I get armed security officer training

  8. Would like to know how to start the process of getting a Red Card for Delaware

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