Security Guard State Licensing Information and Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state. Some state requirements include additional educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in Penn Foster Career School’s Security Guard program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your program.

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Select the state in which you plan to work from the list below to view their requirements:

For the states listed below, we are not aware of any specific state level licensing requirements for unarmed security guards. We recommend you contact your local city level licensing department or a local security firm in the city you want to work to learn their requirements.

  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming
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