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Security Guard Training in Vermont

In Vermont, a license is required for unarmed security guards. The Vermont Board of Private Investigative and Security Services makes the regulations regarding licensing. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved. The hiring company is responsible for submitting the application.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Vermont:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Valid Social Security number
  • Driver’s License
  • Finger print cards
  • Certificate of completion of 40-hours of classroom training
  • Mentally competent
  • Provide character references
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • Must successfully pass a drug test
  • No felony convictions
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Submit to criminal background check

Training Curriculum:

A basic training must be conducted by a board-approved instructor with at least two years experience in the subject matter. Topics 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
  8. Report Writing

For more information, please consult the Vermont Secretary of State Private Investigative and Security Services Forms & Instructions found here or call (802) 828-1505.

4 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Vermont”

  1. Hello I am the site supervisor for security at National life in Montpelier vt. I have some candidates and was curious about how to get them trained for their guard card? Any information you have would be grate many thanks.

    James Mount
    Director Security
    National life

  2. Hi i wanted to know about becoming a security guard and how or where do i go to get any training

  3. Dear Sir,
    I am interested in being a security guard. I read your requirements and had some questions. I wondered if I have vision issues (in my left eye I don’t have 20-20 vision) if I can still be a security guard. I also have a weak left hand and some heart related issues. I am currently a senior in high school and want to know about if this career is something I can pursue. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you for your help.

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