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Armed Security Guard Training in Maryland

To qualify as an armed security guard in Maryland you must be certified. The certification is handled by the hiring company. Your application will go through that company and forwarded to the Secretary of State.

Basic Requirements for armed security guards in Maryland:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • Drug testing (which may be ongoing)
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Must have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Submit to fingerprinting
  • Maryland driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • No mental instability

Training Curriculum:

The hiring company is responsible for training. 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

Weapons Training & Permit

Depending on the city that you are applying, the requirements will vary. To determine if that refers to armed security guards in Maryland you should contact your hiring agency or your local county or city police department. However, basic requirements may be as follows:

  • Weapon permit
  • Proof of firearms training and safety from certified instructor


Certain fees for the application or finger printing may be required and forwarded with your application, if hired.

For more information, please read TITLE 19. SECURITY GUARD AGENCIES AND SECURITY GUARD CERTIFICATION or call the Maryland State Police Licensing Division at 410- 653-4500.

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  10. Hello, my name is Angel Shipley, I am 21 years old seeking a job in the Armed Security Gaurd Feild.. if you can please email and or call me. I would love to get more information about the field. Thank you

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  13. seeking information about getting license and training to carry a weapon for a job.

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  16. My name is Carl Steward i want to get armed i already have my security license.I just need to know how do i go about that.

  17. I’m intrigued in getting my armed license but not sure how to go about it.

    Currently have an unarmed license

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  19. Hi I’m currently looking for an armed security job career in Maryland. I just need more information. Do I need to obtain security guard license,wear and carry permit before to apply? Thank you

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