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Security Guard Training in Michigan

In Michigan, the unarmed security guard does not need to be licensed. The company that hires you needs to hold the license and can hire unarmed security guards that are not licensed. However, there are basic criteria that the state requires.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guard in Michigan:

  • Must be at least 18 year old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • May be required to submit to drug testing (This is not required by the state but may be required by hiring agency)
  • Successfully pass a background check

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Training Curriculum

If training from the company is provided or required, 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

For a list of frequently asked questions about security guard requirements in Michigan, please click here.

For your application, including information about fingerprint scans, which are required for your background check, please visit the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs or call 517-241-8205.

11 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Michigan”

  1. hello my name is julio gonzalez in 21 years old and i would like to have more information about how to become a security guard. and how i could get my licensed to be armed or unarmed security guard
    im in the army right now and i would like to have information as soon as possible thank you

  2. Is the guard training provided in California transferable to Michigan or will I have to recertify once I reclocate.

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  5. Unfortunately it is not required by the state for Security Officers to have any training to carry a firearm or the other weapons Security Officers may carry. However it is being seen by more and more, companies are taking it among their selves to require training among its employees. Without training, in my opinion, any person can really be a Security Officer, and in some ways, its impossible to weed out the irresponsible persons. I work for a more “aggressive” company and pride ourselves in being extremely proactive in finding drugs, weapons and other things, were recognized by local law enforcement and receive a lot of support from them. However, we tend to hire less than responsible persons whos only goal in life is to draw a weapon on someone and slap the cuffs on…I believe we should all have some Basic level of training and understanding how things work.

  6. I have a valid and current PERC Card that was issused in my home state which is Illinois. i’m relocating to the state of Michigan. What courses do I have to take to be qualified to work in the security field?

  7. Terry I totally agree with you. I have one thing to ask you. What company do you work for? The reason I ask is because my wife is getting out military and we are relocating back to Michigan and I’m looking for a job on security until something opens for the Oakland County Sheriffs.

  8. I have a current ct guard card can i transfer it to mi.?

  9. Does anyone know if a Michigan is directly transferable to Washington? Thanks

  10. Hi. My name is Ana Rivera,.and I have license of fire armed. In the state of New Jersey I will love to transfer to Michigan and get the license to work as security guard armed what I have to do.

  11. What steps does a security officer need to take to be certified to carry OC spray?

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