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Security Guard Training in North Carolina

In North Carolina, unarmed security guards are required to be licensed/registered. Certain basic criteria must be met first before applying.

Basic requirements for an unarmed security guard in North Carolina:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • United States citizen or resident alien
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence (which includes domestic), drugs ( use or sale), theft or fraud in the last 5 years
  • Good moral character
  • Submit (2) recent passport type photo (one inch by one inch)
  • Submit fingerprint cards (2)
  • Certified copy of criminal background history for the last 48 months
  • Successfully complete department approved training within 30 days of hire
  • Employee of a private security company and under supervision from a licensed patrol officer

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Training Requirements: Must complete 16 hours of classroom training

  1. The Security Officer in North Carolina — (minimum of one hour)
  2. Legal Issues for Security Officers — (minimum of three hours)
  3. Emergency Response — (minimum of three hours)
  4. Communications — (minimum of two hours)
  5. Patrol Procedures — (minimum of three hours)
  6. Note Taking and Report Writing — (minimum of three hours)
  7. Deportment — (minimum of one hour)

Fees: All fees are non-refundable

Application: $30

For more information, please see the North Carolina General Statues or call 919 431-300 or contact the:
Private Protective Services Board
P.O. Box 29500
3320 Old Garner Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27626-050

28 Responses to “Security Guard Training in North Carolina”

  1. i am interested in becoming a unarmed security guard
    I have a felony that is 22 years old. i have never been in any trouble since. what are my chances of becoming a unarmed guard in nc

  2. I am interested in becoming a unarmed security guard but need to get some training. I live in Greensboro, NC. and wants to know where the nearest place to apply for a training class.

  3. I have a Florida Security License, is this transferrable to North Carolina…

  4. I am interested in becoming a unarmed security guard but need to get some training. I live in Goldsboro, NC. and want to know where the nearest place to apply for a training class

  5. Hello. I’m have previous experience working in unarmed security but my NCPPS license has expired. What places in Raleigh, NC would you recommend for me to renew my license?

  6. i am from New York and i have my NYS Armed Security Guard License, does anyone know if i can move to and work in North Carolina as a security guard? is my NYS license transferable or accepted to/by NC?

  7. I would like to start my Owen company so wat do I need to do to start a security company thank u

  8. I am interested in a training program for armed Security Guard training in NC.

    Can you send me in the right direction

  9. Where can I find a Security guard School ??? in NC

  10. I am interested in becoming a armed guard. I live in the charlotte nc area. Can you please let me know where I can recieve the training to becoming an armed gaurd.

    Thank you

    Brent Aslin

  11. I am nearing retirement age and am interested in becoming a security guard upon retirement (armed or unarmed). Where can this training near Wilmington, NC.

    Thank you,
    John Edwards

  12. I am 54 years old retired in good health and I am interested in becoming a security guard.Is this too old to start a new career?

  13. i am trying to get a copy of my certerfication card can you help me

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  15. i would like to become a secrurity guard i’m 19years old. i have never really been in to any trouble. i love hard work and hard training. I tuck rotc for four years while i was in high school.

  16. I want to be a armed secutiy guard in NC. I see all the requirments in all these websites, but nothing tells me how to start my license, or apply for submitting any paper work. Where or how do I get started, give me a link, or address, or website, phone number, or something. Thanks!

  17. Im cert. in s.c. can this be trans. im a security officer out of work

  18. Please help me found a training school

  19. I would like to know how many training hours the State of North Carolina requires to have a baton and OC spray permit?

  20. if possible please send me a link for training and a phone number of someone to contact

  21. I live in Winston-Salem NC I’m looking to become an unarmed guard right now I work in lost prevention but I think I’d like to further my career I could use a phone number to contact people who would at least start me off with the training I need

  22. Hi, My name is Alexander Hanna and wanted to know the nearest location to earn my guard card for unarmed position North Carolina area. I’m living in Linden, NC 28356

  23. I would like to be a unarmed security guard but i don’t know where to go and sign up for the 16hr class .Also do you have any classes Charlotte, North Carolina

  24. I live in Nashville nc interested in being arm security gaurd is there any training facilities near me

  25. Questions about obtaining a security guard license in NC. I was told the Guard License is actually held by the company and not the security guard themself. Can you clarify, I have a team member moving and there and wants to try to apply from out of state.

  26. I need the month to take the security guard class and where do I take the security guard class at

  27. I want to become an unarmed security officer and interested in taking training classes . I currently live in Greenville NC . Can someone please direct me in the right direction where I can take the training Classes?

  28. Im a sworn Washington DC, armed special police officer can my certifications be transferred to NC?
    I have: weapons & tactical training
    Handcuffing/ practical & tactical
    Report writing
    Active shooter
    Tactical entry/exit
    Day / lowlight shooting
    CPR / AED
    HAZMAT first responder
    Investigation tactics

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