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Security Guard Training in Missouri

In the State of Missouri, there are no requirements set forth to become an unarmed security guard by the state. However, there may be some requirements on the city and county levels in which case you must contact the local City Clerk’s office. In addition, the company that is hiring you may have basic criteria that you must meet as well.

Standard requirements across state lines:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons

Other Useful Checklists for those wishing to become a Security Guard in Missouri:

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

20 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Missouri”

  1. I live in Kearney, MO and would like to know where to get training to be an armed security officer. Any help would be appreciated!

  2. I live in Saint Louis, MO 63112. I’d like to find a place to receive Armed and Unarmed security training. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thank you for your time.

  3. I live in branson Missouri and I am looking for anywhere or anyone that gives armed and unarmed security officer training…thank u

  4. I live in Poplar Bluff, MO 63901, and woould like to know the nearest place to receive armed and unarmed security training. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time.

  5. I live in Camdenton, Mo and i would like to know the nearest place to recieve armed and unarmed security traning. Thank you for your time.

  6. I’m just trying to find out the best way to get my Missouri Security License.

  7. I have my Illinois PERC Card already. I am trying to attain my Missouri PERC Card as well so I am dual state certified. How can I do this

  8. I live in east St. Louis and would like to know what’s the best way to go and get my guard training so can some one please get at me thank you

  9. @Bryan, the state of Missouri does not require a security guard license, it falls down to individual cities and towns. I know Columbia, Kansas City, and St. Louis all require city licenses. I have worked security for over 10 years in the state of Missouri prior to and after my tenure in the military. If you want advice on the best way to advance and get training in a security field I would at least get an Associates Degree in either Criminal Justice, Emergency Services Management, Homeland Security, or Security Management. For training purposes, even if you already have CPR or a CCW card you will have to attend training at whatever company you work for in most instances. One other thing that will assist in your career as security, EMT certification. I know that there is several companies that look for EMT trained S/O’s and pay very well. Normal rates of pay (in my experience) for somebody just starting out is between $8.50 to $9.00 per hour. If you have the degree, CPR, CCW, EMT-B, EMT-P, or even First Responder you can start out as much as $15.00 per hour. Good luck.

  10. I have worked for several companies like Pinkerton-Burns, Burns International, Securitas USA, and G4S. In my experience and opinion, G4S has the best training available. Even after your initial 2-3 day training session upon hire, the company has a training portal that you can log in to and complete hundreds of various courses (ALL FOR FREE) for certification(s), some of which are worth college credits. There are even links to free FEMA, DHS, and DOJ training courses.

  11. HOW much does a security guard card (classes) COST? I live in Barnhart

  12. I am in need of cost for the armed training for Missouri

  13. In st. Louis city and county as well as st. Charles county due to charter government you must be licensed they have the classes you need to get the licences as part of the process. you will need a letter from your employer to sign on to the classes and get your licence.
    but in many counties there is no requirement. to get a security job.. that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get some,
    you need to know what level of Physical, Fire, Medical, materials hazards the site you will work on will require and work on training from that. read OSHA brochures, [#3336+], look at FEMA “emi isp” independent studies program in Emergency Managment.
    For your safety get what training you are able to based on your duties.

  14. Hi im enquiring as to courses in your business,im from ireland and have been doing security for the past three years and am thinking of moving and taking a licence up in the usa so could you give as much info as possible be very grateful thank you so much kindest regards darren

  15. hi i would like to know where i can get my security license before hand some companies want you to already have it but the places i talk to that do training like the local comunity college said they can only issue a security license after a company says to them they want you.

  16. How do I apply to take online course?

  17. How much are the classes?

  18. I live in St. Louis, and I’m just trying to find out where I can go to obtain a security guard license thank you

  19. I live in St. Louis and would like to be able to get a security guard license. Thank you.

  20. I have 25 yrs + prior law-enforcement experience and training as well as11 yrs as licensed security in Florida with a current Florida Security license. I’m moving to Kansa City. Will I still need to take Security training to become a Security guard in Missouri?

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