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Security Guard Training in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, a license is required for unarmed security guards. Licensing is administered by the Attorney General’s office. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Rhode Island:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Mentally competent
  • Have good moral character
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • No felony convictions
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Not have had a similar license or registration revoked
  • Submit to criminal background check

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

Fees are nonrefundable:

For more information, please read the Rhode Island Security Guard License Packet or call (401) 831-8099 x1.

5 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Rhode Island”

  1. To whom this may concern,
    I am finishing my law enforcement degree by the end of the next semester. I am looking for a credible security company to start a long term career opertunnity. A company that I am able to retire from. At The age of 30 I can assure you that I am the competant and mature person you are looking for. I am hoping for your email.
    Michael Ferland

  2. Hi, my name is Yasmine ,Im interested of having my security guard lisence.

  3. can anybody help? i am currently a licensed nurse in the state of RI, Maine and Connecticut. i am trying to figure out how to become an armed guard for my weekends and days off from my nursing job. i have a blue card in RI if that matters any. looking on how to sign up for classes/courses i may need.

  4. do i really need insurance for the training test ?

  5. I would like to be licensed as a Security Guard

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