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Security Guard Training in Washington

In the state of Washington, an unarmed security guard needs to be licensed. The licensing process is governed by the Washington State Department of Licensing. In order to be approved for a license there are certain criteria that must be met first.

Basic Requirements for unarmed security guards in Washington:

  • Must be at least 18 year old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • No felony convictions in the past 10 years
  • May be asked to submit to drug testing (which may be ongoing
  • Submit fingerprint card
  • Must have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Hired or have an offer of hire from a licensed company
  • Complete all pre-assignment training requirements

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Training Curriculum:

The pre-assignment training required topics must include following:

  • Role of Private Security
  • Legal Aspects
  • Patrol and Observation
  • Incident Response
  • Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
  • Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
  • First Aid Overview
  • Report Writing

For more information, please consult the Pre-training study guide .


  • License: $111

Training material may cost additional if training isn’t provided by hiring company.

17 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Washington”

  1. I have a security guard license from California, but it is now expired. my question is do i retake the classes or do i just renew my license?

  2. How does an unarmoed security guard in WA state go about obtaining license to carry less then lethal weapons such as a Stun gun?

  3. I wnat to learn all I can about Washington State law regarding security guards. I run an event every year and have about 12 people as guards and want all the info I can get.

  4. I need location and dates of the next security guard training classes.

  5. this is what I learning right now I want become one of officer in hospital.

  6. I am starting my own Security Guard Company- I will have one employee unarmed guard. I guess I need training so that I can pass the exam so I can start my company. Any info would be helpful about classes etc. Please email me.

  7. I am already employed as a security officer, I am looking for some advanced refresher type courses. I have a background in law enforcement and investigations.

  8. Does a security company u worked for own the license u receive from the state in which u applied for it in once it has been approved but still being released/mailed out for the person even if they are no longer employed with said company

  9. Ok wondering I moved from Sacramento California to Spokane Washington I completed my 40 hrs required BSIS training certs and wondering do I still need to pass Washington required training in order to get my washington card too. Or can I show my certs and go after my card here now.

  10. Hi, I live in California And I have a security guard license and it’s updated i’m trying to move to Washington state In the future so what I’m asking do I have to take the security Guard license class again even though I have a California guard card license. I have my security guard license since 2002.

  11. Hello I’m currently working as a security guard and I was wondering do you guys give taser training ? So I would be able to carry one…

  12. I need to get training to get my security License where can I go?

  13. I would like to renew my license.

  14. Where can I receive training? Zip code of residence is 99347

  15. I am interested in getting a Washington State Unarmed Security License. Do you have classes in the Vancouver wa. Area? Thanks.
    Mike Winderman

  16. I need to know more about security guard.

  17. Looking to become a security guard but don’t have the funds available for the classes and everything else I have a security badge that was handed down to me from my now deceased father inlaw

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