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Security Guard Training in Tennessee

Registration and license is required in Tennessee for an unarmed security guard. In order to be registered, there are certain criteria that you must meet. An unarmed guard registration is renewed every two years.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Tennessee:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must show proof of citizenship
  • Mentally competent
  • Have good moral Character
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • No convictions in the last 5 years and that includes being on probation
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Submit fingerprint cards (3) for background check from bother TBI and FBI
  • Successful complete training requirements

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

Four-hour course, one hour training for each:

  1. Orientation
  2. Legal aspects and limitations
  3. Emergency procedures
  4. Duty requirements

Note: If carrying a stun gun, mace, or nightstick, you must receive training from a certified instructor. Upon completion of training, a certificate card of completion must be carried at all times.

Fees are nonrefundable:

  • Application fee: $50.00
  • License: $20

For more information, please review the Tennessee Private Protective Services Suggested Training Curriculum Outline or call (615) 741-6382.

15 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Tennessee”

  1. discount for current military?

  2. Hi Iam Adam and what are training how fit u have to be

  3. I am really looking at going in the work force to become a security guard. I am 18 still in High school. I keep my body conditioned/ Physically fit. I would love becoming one in Tennessee. Looking to work after high school. Thank you.

  4. Hello
    I currently hold an unarmed guard card in california but I am looking to move to tennesee with my fiance and daughter. Is there a fast easy way to obtain my guard card there as to where I can work right away once we get out there?

  5. Hello I’m looking for a place in ten where I can do my classes at I’m not from down there. But I plain on moving down there I need to do the class so that I can be certified for Tennessee and start working down there I’ve applied for job but need the security license. I live in New jersey but willing to move that way as well looking for an apartment. Please help me and let me know where I can do my class at.

    Thank you enough your day

  6. I work for aaa bail bonds as a bondsman and bounty hunter. I need certification for carrying a taser gun. If you have this class please email me the price and dates. Thank you

  7. I have my license and permits to be a security guard, I am very interested in working for your company, Thanks Bud Minnick

  8. Hi I’m trying to retain a security license and was wondering where do I need to go I stay in Clarksville tn

  9. Typically there is no discount for active, reserve military or national guard. However, proof of weapons proficiency may offer a bypass of the firearms qualifications requirement for Armed officer.

    To Adam Wright: I have nearly 30 years in the contract security industry, I have seen officers that could run a marathon and others that could barely walk from a desk to a counter that was only a few feet away. So, fitness is up to you, for the most part. If you are thinking of getting into security work, check with the company or companies you are interested in joining for their particular requirements. Rule of thumb; you will normally do a LOT of walking on the job, so getting your stamina up to where you can walk 10 miles without being out of breath will serve you well.

  10. I am interested in a license as an armed guard. I already possess a handgun permit however, I desire to become an armed security guard. What are the requirements and when is the next online class?

  11. Can some one help me find online class for armed security guard license

  12. I’m doing training to reinstate my armed license but I’m having a lot of trouble getting my dd214. State Dept says they don’t have it from me being licensed before.

  13. i wanted to know can this class be taken on line because of the covid-19 pandemic?

  14. I would like to be provided with company that provide online training for a security license? Thank you in advance for this information.

  15. When you get certified as an armed guard, does your license only apply to the weapon you got certified with, or for sit apply to all handguns, even if it isn’t the one you used during training?

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