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Armed Security Guard Training in Utah

As an armed security guard in Utah, a license is required. The Utah Division of Occupational and Prof Licensing (DOPL) handles the licensing of security guards. In addition to meeting the basic requirements of a security guard, additional firearms training must be completed.

Basic requirements for armed security guards in Utah

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Valid Social Security number
  • Valid Identification (Utah driver’s license, passport
  • Finger print cards (2) or electronic fingerprinting is accepted
  • Mentally competent
  • Have good moral character
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • Must successfully pass a drug test
  • Never convicted of a felony
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Submit to criminal background check
  • Expected to know all the Laws and Rules pertaining to your service

Classroom Training

All applicants must complete 24 hours of basic training and pass a written test with a score of at least 80%.

Courses Study should include

  • Legal responsibilities
  • Writing reports
  • Use of proper force
  • Sexual harassment
  • Responding to a situation
  • Patrolling techniques
  • Community relations

Firearms Training and Completion

You must sit and complete 24 hours of classroom training on your particular firearm in accordance with the rules of the licensing act. In addition, to these 24 hours, you must submit a Certification of Completion form showing that you have completed six hours of firearm instruction and an additional six hours at the range.

Fees are nonrefundable

  • Application processing fee: $100
  • For more information, please call 801-530-6628.


8 Responses to “Armed Security Guard Training in Utah”

  1. I am interested in participating in your Armed Security Guard Course

  2. Can u please send me the place to go so I can get started on an armed security career. I’m very interested and it’s something I would love to pursue..It would be very much appreciated, please contact me. Thank You very much. Jeremy Garcia

  3. I am extremely interested in taking your armed guard training course. Please contact me and let me know what I need to do.

  4. I am interested in earning my Armed Guard License in Utah. Do you know someone that I can go to for that training?

    Thank you,


  5. Tuition?
    Financial aid ?

  6. I have a few things on my background which I’m not sure if I will be able to work for you. I have a theft back in 2007 which I got charged cause my buddy stole a cell phone and he wouldn’t admit to it so we both got charged. And I have a domestic violence cause me and my girlfriend at the time got into an argument and I threw a shoe at her and hit her in the leg with it
    Would those disqualify me from working with you?

  7. Iam unarmed security officer. I need training for my armed license

  8. I am located in Utah and I am interested in participating in your armed security guard course. Could you please send me more information. Thank you

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