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Armed Security Guard Training in Minnesota

In Minnesota, the armed security guard falls under the Protective agency. The Protective agency is the company that is offering security services. The contracting security agent must be licensed. However, an armed security guard hired by this Protective Agent doesn’t have to be licensed. However, there are certain criteria that must be met including firearms training.

Basic Requirements for an Armed Security Guard in Minnesota

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • Successfully passing a background check which include drug testing
  • Minnesota state driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • No mental instability
  • No drug use or dependency
  • No acts of fraud or convictions

Minnesota Basic Training

Training consistent of 12 hours of reassignment training, which may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Private Security Role and duties
  • Legal Affairs
  • Patrol and Observation
  • Incident Response
  • Surveillance operation and documentation
  • Working with and addressing the public
  • First Aid & CPR

MN Weapons Training

In addition to the 12 hours of initial training, armed security guards in Minnesota must to complete an additional 12 hours of armed training. Additionally, all armed guards must complete six hours continuing training annually.

For more information, please read Minnesota Licensing Information or call (651)793-2666.


  1. Minnesota Private Detective Board
  2. Minnesota Security Training Information
  3. Private Detective/Investigator and Protective Agent Core Training Content Objectives Armed Persons

12 Responses to “Armed Security Guard Training in Minnesota”

  1. I like to know more about how Is it I can received Armed Security Guard Training ….or just security guard training

    PLEASE let me know ASAP


  2. I am going to retire from the US Army after 32 years. $.5 years of combat.

  3. 4.5 years of combat

  4. Where in Minnesota may I get the training for armed security guard training. I am a military vet with 32 years of service.

  5. Looking for more information about training for Armed security guard came
    On to this site. Would like to see how I can sign up and if ur take on student
    Thank you. Joe Raiter

  6. I am a security officer in Minneapolis I want to have a training as an.Armed Security Guard
    How can you help me
    Ursoel Mayumbu

  7. I am a retired federal officer that worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. I would like to qualify for a armed security officer. I have also been working for a security company as a Certified Protection Officer for the last 9 years.

  8. Good Afternoon:

    What are my requirements for or to get an armed security licenses in Minnesota and what state can I work with me Florida licenses?. I am from Florida and I have all the licences here plus I am a private investigator and a Fire armed instructor NRA LED in the process of renewing my licenses.


  9. Looking for training to carry fire arm for security companies,information for training?

  10. Hi
    I’m interested in armed security training. What do I need to do?

  11. I am currently a Security Guard at a hospital and would like to begin training for armed guard.

    There are currently no armed guards but there has been discussion about hiring and armed guard.

  12. i am inerested in armed security ! where do i go from here

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