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Security Guard Training in West Virginia

In West Virginia, a registration is required for unarmed security guards. The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office makes the regulations regarding licensing. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in West Virginia:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or legal alien
  • Have good moral character
  • Never been denied a license or had one revoked in West Virginia
  • Mentally competent
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence or distribution
  • Must successfully pass a drug test
  • No felony convictions
  • No history of assisting an inmate escape
  • No history of buying or selling stolen property
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Submit to criminal background check
  • Successfully complete 18 hours of required training

Training Curriculum:

Certain training may be required by the company that hires you. Useful training would include:

  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 read the eligibility requirements for unarmed security guards in West Virginia. Private Investigator and Security Guard Licensing Information is available on the WV Secretary of State website. See also the West Virginia Code for Private Investigative and Security Services as found here.

5 Responses to “Security Guard Training in West Virginia”

  1. I am wanting to know where I can get information to become a qualified certified trainer for security guarding in the state of WV. Wasn’t sure what steps were needed to be taken or if there are classes or schooling required. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  2. i look forward to get training from your institute.
    Thanks You!!

  3. I’m requesting information for security guard certifications (armed and unarmed) in West Virginia.

  4. I am inquiring about where I need to go to acquire my perc card. I have been an unarmed security guard before with Cramers security, securatas, and security America with a total of 3 1/2 years of experience.

  5. Moving from.nj to wv needing information on how to get guard license in wv.

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