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Security Guard Training in Ohio

In the state of Ohio, unarmed security guards are required to registered but not licensed if guard is an employee of a licensed security company. It is the responsibility of the licensed company to ensure that all employees are registered within seven business days of hire. Registration renewal required annually. The basic requirements that may be required from the hiring company is as follows:

Basic requirements for an unarmed security guard in Ohio:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • United States citizen or resident alien
  • May require proof of high school diploma or equivalent
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence (which includes domestic), drugs (use or sale), theft or fraud
  • Good moral character
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • No mental disorders or defects that will prohibit performance of duties
  • Employed by a private security company and under supervision from a licensed patrol officer
  • Fingerprint card

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Fees: All fees are non-refundable

Registration fee: $25

For more information, please see Ohio Dept of Public Safety Laws & Rules or call (614) 466-4130. Application and other information can be found on the Dept. of Public Safety website.

16 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Ohio”

  1. “No felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence (which includes domestic), drugs ( use or sale), theft or frau”

    You may want to proof the above

  2. I am 23 years old, and trying to better myself with a career I would enjoy. When I was 20 years old I screwed up so I have an attempted theft misdemeanor. My question is will this destroy my chances of a great career?

  3. no security company WILL HIRE YOU IF HAVE ANY KIND OF A THEFT RECORD, STEALING IS WRONG you might want to look into working for burger king

  4. Hi.

    I am in need of documents regarding how to train a security guard and what skills are needed for a security guard.


  5. Marine Corps Veteran current resident in Ohio and moving to Knoxville TN this fall. If courses are completed in Ohio are they transferable to out of states? Any does any of my military training / experience roll over to these classes or requirements?

  6. I want to get training & Licence for which requirements are to be provided to me & what skills are needed

  7. can i transfer my new jersey liecense to ohio or do i need to take classes for ohio liecense?

  8. When I was 20 I was charged with aggravated menacing m1. Would I still b able to b a security guard

  9. I have a felony 6 years ago for robbery will I be able to become a servility guard ?

  10. I’m trying to work for the company Brinks but I’m not 21 yet so I have to wait until July this question is while I’m waiting can I get my guard card before I get the job??

  11. I am a awaiting my class d card i have my card from WA state and a blue card while my class d is being processed. Will either of those work in the state of Ohio. I can pass back ground and mental i have no convictions never been arrested or had any mental issues.

  12. I’m a special police officer and Washington DC I am moving down to Akron Ohio and I’m trying to find out do I need to get a license

  13. How do I get a job if no one hires someone without experience

  14. I have a parafanilla charge from 2013 will that stop me from getting the liscens?

  15. Is it always required to have a high school diploma when getting a job in security or is it dependent on where you want to work? I was looking into retail security guard.

  16. I want to get the license and I need help in order to get it thank you

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