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Welcome to Security Guard Training Headquarters! We have everything you need to make your life easier as you begin your career as a security guard officer. State specific training requirements, a step-by-step hiring process, potential employers and interviews to help you get hired are just some of the helpful things you'll find here.

Security Guard Training in Louisiana

According to the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, an unarmed guard must be licensed through a contract security company that is hiring you. That license is only good for the company that hires you and cannot be carried to another company; however, your training will transfer to another company but you will have to go through the licensing process again if changing companies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 year old
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Must be finger printed
  • Passport Photo
  • Complete (2) 8-hour training: The first 8-hour course is about the contract security company. Classroom training can be administered by the hiring company or through Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners.

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Good physical conditioning
  • Be able to stand long periods of time
  • Good Communication skills

Basic Training Curriculum

A basic training conducted may include but is not limited to the following:

  1. Role of Private Security
  2. Legal Aspects
  3. Patrol and Observation
  4. Incident Response
  5. Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
  6. Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
  7. First Aid Overview


  • Application fee $40
  • Fingerprinting $55.25 (This includes state and FBI check)

For more information, please visit the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners or call 225-272-2310.

13 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Louisiana”

  1. I have a friend who is starting to build up his music career and he needs a security guard. And he asked me to do it. What steps would I have to take?


  2. Do you have to be a resident of LA to obtain a LA SOBT card? I live in TX.

  3. what do I need to do to get my arm guard license for the state of Louisiana.

  4. can I get some information on getting a guard card or license for the state of Louisiana
    I would like arm guard..

  5. Hello. My name is Mark Nowlin. I am retired military. I worked in a prison as a correction officer and got fingerprinted and worked as a security guard also got fingerprinted. All in Louisiana. Do I still need to pay and get re fingerprinted again?

  6. I want to take the security training in lafayette la, where the school is located?

  7. If you already take the two (8) hours class and fingerprints do you have to take the classes and fingerprints again

  8. How to become a licensed armed security officer

  9. I’m trying to work for akal but right now they cannot offer me a position because I do not have a guard cradle for my state. How do I go about to accomplish this? I have an SF-50 for the Federal bureau of prisons I thought that would be enough. I guess not

  10. Can you use out of state liscents

  11. I want to apply for security class where is the location please ?
    did you have place near to metairie ?
    Thank you

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  13. i want to training near at slidell

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