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Security Guard Training in Hawaii

Effective July 1 2013, to become an unarmed security guard in Hawaii an applicant must meet certain criteria. However, a license is not necessarily required unless the hiring company requires you to have one. An unarmed security guard can work under the principal in the company (who is licensed) without needing to be licensed.

To become licensed an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Four years of guard experience
  • Pass an Exam
  • Be mental sound and not suffering from any psychological disorder, which will impede you from performing security guard duties
  • No convictions (not including expunged or annulled by the courts)
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Submit to fingerprinting
  • Provide criminal background abstract for the last 10 years

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Be able to stand long periods of time
  • Good Communication skills

For more information, see The Board of Private Detective and Guards FAQ.

Note: There are fees associated with the licensing process that refers to the entity. For fees to become a licensed unarmed security guard, contact the Professional and Vocational Licensing (808) 586-3000.

13 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Hawaii”

  1. I am applying for a license in Hawaii. I am trying to find a prep class that covers the exam material.

    The suggested study material is quite extensive. I would like find an agency that may assist with preparation for this exam.

    Please call me and let me know if you can assist

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  3. Hello team,

    Thanks for a detailed information about Security Guard Training in Hawaii. Liked it!

    And separate thanks for this phone number – 808-586-3000 – really saved a lot of time.


  4. Security Guard Training in Hawaii | Security Guard Training – Your Security Guard Training Resource – just great!

  5. I would like to know if the 4 years of experience has to be in Hawaii.. I am a california Security Officer and I’m moving to Hawaii next year. Does it matter what state your 4 years are worked in?

  6. Hi I took the test and got a 70, needed a 75 to pass. None of the material they sent in the letter was on the test. Can someone help me with the proper material to study for the Hawaii security guard test. multiple choice. I really need help on this one please.

  7. hallo
    Iam Anwer NOUR ,from sudan darfur state iam working with UNAMID security guard
    I HAVE REQUST training for develop my cabacity in my duty


  8. Not having to be licensed as a guard is true, confirmed by the state of still need to register with the Board of Private Detectives and Guards..and there is a separate application which is downloadable on there website which is attached to this reply above. You DO NOT need 4 years of work experience to continue work on July 1 2013. That is a misconception.

    Lonnie…I believe that if you want to be licensed that 4 years of experience needs to be in Hawaii, but not too sure about that.

  9. my company says we have to pay for our own card. is this true or do we really even need the card

  10. All the criteria contained at the beginning of this post is accurate.

    Payment for fees leading up to receiving one’s card is strictly something between a guard/officer and their employer.

    Many in the State have already begun the process of registering their teams…most are paying for the time and fees involved (about $170) for their existing staff…this is strictly an employer decision.

  11. How much do security guards make per hour starting?

  12. I have two questions.

    First question: I am an American citizen that has been working as a security guard for the last seven years in Sweden full time working togther with the polise and prission institutons,I have taken and passed all of the accredited courses pertaningto the laws of sweden and being a certified guard plus I have worked as a team leader security manager the required college level exams.
    Now I´m moving to Hawaii and want to apply for my guard license but I never got my high school deploma or GED, so my question is would the board take that my experience and other education into consideration
    concerning having a high school deploma or equivlant

  13. Aloha,

    I have applied for a security guard job at a high school through Star Protection Agency. I have completed all of the requirements and I’ve submitted my application for the guard card this past November. I’m told by other guards that it took Star “forever” (their words, not mine) to get their cards. So why does it take so long?

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