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Armed Security Guard Training in Louisiana

To become licensed as an armed security guard in Louisiana, you must successfully complete the training requirements for a security guard and additional firearms training, according to the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners. That license is only good for the security company that hires you, and cannot be carried to another company. However, your training will transfer to another company but you will have to go through the licensing process again if changing companies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • State issued driver’s license
  • Valid social security card
  • Submit to finger printing
  • Submit passport photo
  • Complete (2) 8-hour trainings: The first 8-hour course is about the contract security company. Classroom training can be administered by the hiring company or through Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners.

Basic Training Curriculum

A basic training conducted 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

Firearms Training Requirements:

Firearms training must be conducted by a state licensed instructor and must be completed before assigned a post. In addition, you must train with the weapon you will be armed with at your post. If your weapon changes at any time, you must retrain for that particular weapon.


  • Application fee $40
  • Fingerprinting $55.25 (This includes state and FBI check)

For more information, please read the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiner’s FAQ or call (888) 446-9436.

6 Responses to “Armed Security Guard Training in Louisiana”

  1. Im wanting to know more about the classes and where i van go to take the classes. please be free to email me at any time. thank you

  2. Im intrested in becoming a arm security guard.. what do i need to do.

  3. I am inquiring about how I can obtain a license for private security officer training. I would also like to know if I would have to pay the fee again when I get hired by a company. Can I use the license to hire myself out as a security officer?

  4. I already have a CCW. On the weekends I work in a shop were it would be nice to have security visible. Do I need to go this route or do you think I’m ok with what I have?


  5. I am inquiring about security guard training in the New Orleans area.Is there anywhere in particular I can go for training.Any information would be appreciated.Thank you.
    Mike Burton

  6. My husband an I wanted to know how do we go about being security officers armed/unarmed

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