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Armed Security Guard Training in New Mexico

In New Mexico, a license is required for armed security guards. An armed security guard in New Mexico is considered a level three. Level three guards are required to meet the requirement of level one and two with additional hours of training.

Basic requirements for an armed security guard in New Mexico (All Levels):

  • Must be at least 21  years old
  • United States resident
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence (which includes domestic), drugs ( use or sale), theft or fraud
  • Good moral character
  • Submit (2) passport photos
  • Submit fingerprint cards (2) obtained from the board office and certificate form
  • Copy of background history from employer
  • Successfully complete department approved training and examination
  • Signed and notarized release of information form
  • New Mexico state driver’s license

Training and experience:

Completion of Level one and two training for New Mexico security guards, which consists of:

Level 1:

  • Your role as a security guard (1 hour)
  • First aid & CPR (8 hours)
  • Investigations (3 hours)
  • Interview skills  (2 hours)
  • Evidence Preservation (2 hours)
  • Protecting Assets (1 hour)
  • Chain of command (1 hour)
  • Writing reports (2 hours)
  • Courting testimony (1 hour)
  • Ethics and professionalism (3 hours)

Level 2:

  • Use of force (3 hours)
  • Weapons techniques (8 hours)
  • Baton handling (4 hours)
  • Handcuffing (4 hours)
  • Tasers (5 hours)

Additional Training:

  • Safety and Fire protection (4 hours)
  • Threat assessment (2 hours)
  • Safety awareness (1 hours)
  • Environment/hazardous materials (4 hours)
  • Firearms training (24 hours)


All fees are non-refundable.

Application: $15
Background: $29.95

For more information, please call 505-476-4650.


One Response to “Armed Security Guard Training in New Mexico”

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