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Welcome to Security Guard Training Headquarters! We have everything you need to make your life easier as you begin your career as a security guard officer. State specific training requirements, a step-by-step hiring process, potential employers and interviews to help you get hired are just some of the helpful things you'll find here.

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

Maryland 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

Licensing Fees

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.

§ 19-304. Applications for licenses

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  18. I would like to know how can I take the class to become a certified Armed security officer

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  20. Hi I’m Laura Evans I’m looking to be trained as an armed guard I have my guard license now & I want to take the next step

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  24. I’m a unarmed guard at the moment, I want to pursue a career in armed guard. Would you teach me the proper way of becoming an armed guard in the state of Maryland? Thank You.

  25. 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

  26. I am interested in a career for armed security

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  28. I want to get trained to be armed in the security field. What do I need to do to make this happen.

  29. I’m presently a unarmed guard in the state of Md, however I would like to take my career a step further in becoming an armed guard, what are the necessary step that I would need to achieve my career goal? What am I to do at this point??

    Melvina L. Bull

  30. I am a an Armed security officer in DC and MD. I work for a company that they have an armed security contracts. I have best knowledge of security officer and I am interested as armed security officer but I am a green card holder so is there any specific requirements for a green card holder to be armed security officer if you can give more details I will appreciate that thanks a lot.

  31. My name is Bolanle, I am interested in armed training and ready to go.



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  42. 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.

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  44. My name is I would like to take to become a security guard armed or unarmed in your company.How I can do before I take the training.

  45. 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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  50. Trying to start a new career in Armed Security. Im not sure how to go about the process such as if I have to qualify for a position with a company first or just walk up and sign up for a training academy. Please use the email to respond thank you

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