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Security Guard Training in Colorado

In the State of Colorado, an unarmed security guard must be licensed for as long as he or she is employed as a security guard. The City Clerk’s office handles the application.

In order to qualify for an unarmed security guard license the following requirements must be met:

  • Must be at least 18 year old
  • Must be a resident of Colorado
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license or state ID card
  • A valid social security card
  • Must provide a medical certificate (within 60 days of filing the security guard application) stating you are physically capable of performing the duties of a security guard. Only a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant certified by the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners can administer this certificate.
  • Proof of background check, within 30 days after filing the security guard application, from the CBI or other recognized source

If expected to carry a nightstick, mace or knife applicant must show proof of compliance of the local regulations; there are specific rules as to the length of blade and nightstick in most municipalities. See the Denver Firearm and Weapons Related Statutes found here for more information.

In addition, the use of mace is allowed based on these specific regulations.

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Good Communication skills

For more information, please visit Denver Business Licensing Center Security Guard information page or call 311 (or 720-913-1311 if outside Denver).

20 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Colorado”

  1. I’m interested by a training and I;d like to know how long does it take to get licensed and how much does it cost me

  2. I am interested in more information on this!

    thank you,


  3. Where can I find a certification or training facility ? I’ve tried searching online but it doesn’t show anything about where i can go get trained at I would appreciate it very much if you can help me I am located in Aurora, CO but willing to go to Denver, CO if needed

    thank you,

  4. You refer to Regulation No. 7 concerning specific rules as to the length of knife blade and nightstick.
    Where can I find this Regulation No. 7?


  5. looking to get trained and certified for armed security in Colorado

  6. We live in California, but wish to relocate to Colorado. My Husband has a current California guard card. How can he obtain a Colorado guard card? He is a United States Navy Seal Veteran

  7. i would like to know more about what it takes to recieve a certificate of training for security guards in colorado springs. Also, is there a cost associated with this?

  8. Where do i go to get the training and certification

  9. I am interested in getting a armed guard license in Colorado springs. I looked on this site for some direction but did not see or find where I need to start. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you in advanced.

  10. I’m interested about training and I;d like to know how long does it take to get licensed and how much does it cost me

  11. Are there Security Guard training classes in Greeley Colorado or Northern Colorado?

  12. I am interested in getting a guard card and would like to know the closest facility to me , the cost associated with getting certified/licensed.
    Thank you

  13. Hello my name is Robert I am currently a security guard and work in the Denver metro area. I am interested in getting more training and becoming more certified so I am more qualified for better career opportunities.

  14. Where do you apply or is it possible to get more info on this program. Please respond thank you !

  15. hello. im. hemin. i want apply. for. security. training. and. job. please. let me. informaition

  16. The state of Colorado is saying security officers with valid exposed firearms permits have to get permission in certain cities to carry. That’s bothers me. You know the state of California has one of the most regulated gun control and even they permit their license guards permission to carry anywhere in the state as long as a private employer allows it. I think it’s ridiculous to have this rule in the state of Colorado. Other thing, a person who has an interest in security has to pay a medical evaluation and has to be cleared. I mean how much effort does it take for some person to just observe and report. No sense….

  17. More information thank you

  18. How do I obtain a guard card, Colorado Springs?

  19. Hello I am interested in training and certification in order to become a security guard I have been having trouble finding the right place online to help me if you have any information you think will be helpful I am all ears thank you

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