Get ahead of the competition with security guard training

Learn the skills to help you prepare for an exciting career in security services. With our online, self-paced Security Guard training program, you can study when you want, where you want, and at the pace you want.

Why become a Security Guard?

Learn the skills - like guarding, patrolling, and preventing theft - that can help you pursue a career as a security guard. Plus, with over 40,000 positions expected to be created over the next few years, now is a great time to consider entering the security services field.¹

Pursue a career as a Security Guard with Penn Foster. So you may be wondering, what is it like to work in Security Services? Security Guards monitor, patrol and protect areas like public buildings, retail stores, banks, stadiums, casinos and office buildings. They are the eyes and ears, working hard to prevent crime and above all, keeping people safe. Sound interesting? Here are a few reasons to pursue a career in Security Services.

  1. Job opportunities are projected to be excellent in the coming years, as a wide variety of employers like hotels, retail stores, banks and government buildings need Security Guards.
  2. You can stay on your feet! No need to be confined to sitting in a cubicle. Security Guards must stay active and alert at all times.
  3. Since security is important around the clock, this is not your typical nine-to-five office job. You can work during shifts that make sense for your schedule.
  4. You'll gain invaluable workplace skills including professional communication, conduct and responsibilities.

And finally, this can help you open doors towards a career in Criminal Justice as you learn about civil and criminal laws and liabilities, arrest and detention, emergency procedures, investigation and more.

Excited to pursue a career in Security Services? Penn Foster can help you get there with our online Security Guard career diploma program. Our affordable, self-paced program will provide you with a strong background and key competencies to help you prepare for an entry-level position working in Security Services. Enroll in Penn Foster Career School’s Security Guard career diploma program today!

Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
On-Demand Learning
Do not wait for a class to start — you decide when to begin with our on-demand learning platform.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Mobile Friendly
Take our Security Guard program with you wherever you go. Our custom-designed student learning platform is easy to use at-home, or on-the-go.
Personalized Goal-Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study schedule to help meet your personal goals.
Our Experience
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Security Guard Course Details
Our Security Guard training program covers topics such as security guard conduct, arrests and detention, investigations, and more to help you succeed in the security services field.
Penn Foster Security Guard Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your safety officer training today.
I always recommend Penn Foster to others because its an affordable and flexible way to get an education.
Haleema N.
Penn Foster Graduate
Security Guard worker
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, on the Internet here (visited June 15, 2020). Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.